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The Ulster Orchestra, under the baton of Dalia Stasevska, performs two of Berlioz's best-loved works, the love scene from Romeo and Juliet and Harold in Italy with Lise Berthaud.

The wordless Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet begins the concert. Berlioz was enraptured by Shakespeare’s work all his adult life and this homage to love produced some of the composer’s most lyrical, rich and magical writing.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death with a weekend-long celebration. John Toal introduces the Ulster Orchestra, conducted by Dalia Stasevska, as they showcase two of the composer’s best-loved works.

The Ulster Hall concert concludes with Harold in Italy which describes the adventures of a Romantic hero as he wanders through the Italian countryside: one inspired by Berlioz’s own travels and written at the suggestion of Paganini. The soloist is former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, violist Lise Berthaud.

Berlioz: Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet
Berlioz: Harold in Italy

Ulster Orchestra
Lise Berthaud (viola)
Dalia Stasevska

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

1 hour, 13 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Feb 2019 11:00

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Harold in Italy

    Performer: Lise Berthaud. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Dalia Stasevska.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Venez, venez, terribles armes!

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Dalia Stasevska.

Broadcast

  • Sun 17 Feb 2019 11:00

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