Berlioz • Varèse

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Mariss Jansons conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

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Issue: 
July
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'This is a big reading, spacious and detailed, but one that emphasises the unease underlying even the most lyrical passages. The ‘Rêveries’ sound subtly insistent, the idée fixe obsessive; the ball sounds ethereal and half unreal from the outset and even the pastoral shawms in the fields are ominous, the gathering thunder foreboding ahead of the ‘March to the Scaffold’.' Michael Scott Rohan

 

Berlioz • Varèse

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Varèse: Ionisation

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Mariss Jansons

BR Klassik 900121

 

For a full review of this recording, pick up a copy of the July issue of BBC Music Magazine