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Prom 33 (part 2): John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique

Episode 2 of 2

The Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique's Prom under John Eliot Gardiner concludes with a performance of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and conductor John Eliot Gardiner perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor and Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor

8.35 pm INTERVAL

8.55 pm
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner's second appearance of the season showcases the work of the conductor's other period-instrument ensemble - the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, specialists in 19th and 20th-century repertoire. Gardiner's brisk and brilliant take on Beethoven's Fifth Symphony promises to find fresh energy within a familiar work - a classical curtain-raiser to Berlioz's extravagant Symphonie fantastique, the height of Romantic excess, with its quasi-cinematic storytelling and vivid, ghoulish soundscapes.

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 20th August at 2pm.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie fantastique

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

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