Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Les francs-juges overture

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COMPOSERS: Berlioz
LABELS: Virgin
ALBUM TITLE: Berlioz
WORKS: Symphonie fantastique; Les francs-juges overture
PERFORMER: London Classical Players/Roger Norrington
CATALOGUE NO: 363 282 (Reissue: 1989/90)
By emphasising

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the Symphonie

fantastique’s

Beethovenian

inheritance and

adopting as far as possible the

composer’s own metronome

markings, Norrington brilliantly

recaptures the intoxicating novelty

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of this audacious score.