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Symphonie Fantastique

By Hector Berlioz

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Concert band Concert band - Grade 5
Symphonie Fantastique. Composed by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). Arranged by Christiaan Janssen. Baton Music orchestral series. Symphonie Fantastique. Full score. Duration 15:30. Baton Music #BM241-SCORE. Published by Baton Music (BF.BM241-SCORE).

Item Number: BF.BM241-SCORE

The 'Symphonie Fantastique' (Episode in the life of an artist) was heard for the first time in Paris on 5 December 1830. Still we can feel the beating of the creator's heart at every performance. In the first movement. a young musician, afflicted with that moral complaint which a celebrated writer (Chateaubriand) calls "undirected emotionalism," sees the woman of his dreams and falls hopelessly in love. Each time her image comes into his mind, it evokes a musical thought (represented by an idee fixe) that is impassioned in character, but also noble and shy, as he imagines her to be.

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