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Episode 7 of Discovering Classical Music

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A listener’s guide to Berlioz’s Magnum Opus – Symphonie Fantastique, famously inspired by a drug-induced, opium trip where the artist fantasizes about his beloved, then his own public execution, then his dark, Satanic funeral. Lots of musical examples, and recommended recordings at the end.

Presented by Oscar Osicki

Chicago Symphony Orchestra


With Score


Richard Hilo

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
André Cluytens
( Japan, live recording.1964)