Berlioz, and more.



  • Symphonie Fantastique

On this CD, the Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Network features performances of music from different eras.

In the “Symphonie fantastique” by Hector Berlioz, Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, investigates the dream worlds of the Romantic period.

And in “Ionisation”, a contemporary work by Edgard Varèse, Mr. Jansons shows us complex musical structures that are developed into a sensual experience.

Both these works were important starting-points for the dawn of a new musical age.

We get to listen to these works in the following sequence:


  • Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Live recording, Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig: 7th/8th March 2013


  • Ionisation

Live recording, Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig, 1st/2nd July 2010

Performed by Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons conductor.

Here is a brief introduction to the music of Berlioz:



And next, here is another section from the same work, as performed by Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, at the Salle Pleyel, Paris:



Finally, let’s listen how the late conductor, Claudio Abbado, interpreted the Berlioz Symphonie fantastique with the Berliner Philharmoniker:


Tags: Hector Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Mariss Jansons, Edgard Varèse