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Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique - Le roi Lear

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Marek Janowski

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Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14  
1
I. Rêveries – Passions (Daydreams – Passions). Largo – Allegro agitato e appassionato assai
Hector Berlioz; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
14:15
2
II. Un bal (A Ball). Valse. Allegro non troppo
Hector Berlioz; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
6:05
3
III. Scène aux champs (Scene in the Fields). Adagio
Hector Berlioz; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
16:16
4
IV. Marche au supplice (March to the Scaffold). Allegretto non troppo
Hector Berlioz; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
4:51
5
V. Songe d’une nuit de sabbat (Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath). Larghetto - Allegro -
Hector Berlioz; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
3:12
6
V. Dies irae -
Hector Berlioz; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
1:54
7
V. Ronde du sabbat (Witches' Round Dance) -
Hector Berlioz; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
2:51
8
V. Dies irae et Ronde du Sabbat ensemble
Hector Berlioz; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
1:55
Le roi Lear (King Lear), Op. 4  
9
Overture for Orchestra
Hector Berlioz; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Marek Janowski
14:51
Total Playing Time    66:10
"... a modern version that sports state-of-the-art sonics, high-gloss virtuosity and intelligently brisk but unfrenetic pacing; you could do no better than this engrossing reading ... (this recording) has generated no small buzz on the Net and no doubt this will continue. This disc will provide hours of listening pleasure and if you have a small stack of discs you use for testing audio equipment, I would consider making this an addition."
- Fanfare

Marek Janowski and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are presented in reference-quality audio on this 2010 release devoted to Berlioz, featuring the large scale Symphonie fantastique, a work ideally suited for the orchestra.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Executive Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Producer: Job Maarse
Balance Engineer: Mark Donahue (Soundmirror, Boston)
Recording Engineers: Dirk Sobotka (Soundmirror, Boston), Ray Clover (Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh)
Editing: Dirk Sobotka
Recording venue: Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh (Live recording, Oct. / Nov. 2009))

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