Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 (Episode in the Life of an Artist) by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). For Full Orchestra. Full Orchestra (Full Score). Dover Edition. Masterwork. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-298906).
ISBN 9780486298900. Masterwork.
In this masterpiece of "program" music (a genre invented by the composer), an obsessed musician is overcome by increasingly bizarre visions of his lover. This miniature score version, an unabridged republication of the Breitkopf & HŠrtel edition, is handy, inexpensive, and perfect for use in the classroom or concert hall.
Location: from Ada, OH
October 23, 2011
This score is essential for those interested in composition, theory, orchestration, or even just to examine. Berlioz is a master orchestrator. His teachings are still invaluable today! A must have for musicians!
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Location: from San Diego, CA
March 4, 2008
If you want to know about how to write for the acoustic orchestra, this is a must have for your library of scores. Written in the early 1800's it still does not fail to astound. All the great composers from Rimsky-Korsakov to John Williams have cribbed from this piece.
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