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The Berlioz treatment

Andrew McGregor joins the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Douglas Boyd to explore music by Berlioz; those who influenced him and those he influenced.

The BBC Philharmonic continues Radio 3's Berlioz celebrations with conductor Douglas Boyd in conversation with Andrew McGregor. Referencing Berlioz's "A treatise on Modern Instrumentation," their programme explores Berlioz's own music, his arrangement of a well-known song, and draws on those composers whose innovative and colourful use of the orchestra inspired him further. A more modern French master, Henri Dutilleux takes up the mantle in his Cello Concerto written a century after Berlioz's death.

Recorded at MediaCityUK, Salford

Berlioz: Overture Rob Roy
Martini arr Berlioz: Plaisir d'amour
Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain...
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet, Queen Mab Scherzo

Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)
Istvan Vardai (cello)
BBC Philharmonic
Douglas Boyd (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Feb 2019 17:00

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Rob Roy Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Douglas Boyd.
  • Jean‐Paul‐Égide Martini

    Plaisir d'amour arr. Berlioz

    Singer: Marcus Farnsworth. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Douglas Boyd.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Cello Concerto (Tout un monde lointain)

    Performer: István Várdai. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Douglas Boyd.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Romeo et Juliette - Queen Mab Scherzo

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Douglas Boyd.

Broadcast

  • Sun 17 Feb 2019 17:00

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