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Berlioz and the stage

The BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Bramwell Tovey continue the celebration of music by Berlioz alongside readings from his memoirs by Simon Paisley Day and Emma Fielding.

Presented by Georgia Mann, live from Alexandra Palace Theatre. The BBC Concert Orchestra and their Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey continue the celebration of music by Berlioz, highlighting his love of Shakespeare and the ensuing relationship with his wife, actress Harriet Smithson. With readings from his memoirs by actors Simon Paisley Day and Emma Fielding.

Berlioz: Les Francs-Juges Overture
Berlioz: Rêverie et Caprice, Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture

INTERVAL (20’)

Berlioz: King Lear Overture
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique: Un Bal
Berlioz: Les Troyens: Ballet

Esther Yoo (violin)
Simon Paisley Day (actor)
Emma Fielding (actor)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

1 hour, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie Fantastique Op.14

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • DECCA : 433-611 2.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Francs-Juges

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Reverie and Caprice

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Beatrice and Benedict Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
  • Richard Wagner

    Wesendonck Lieder: Im Treibhaus

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Valentina Peleggi.
  • Richard Wagner

    Wesendonck Lieder: Träume

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: Valentina Peleggi.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Sardannapale Cnatata

    Singer: Daniel Galvez Vallejo. Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille. Conductor: Jean‐Claude Casadesus.
  • Hector Berlioz

    King Lear Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Troyens ballet music

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie fantastique Un bal

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Ballet music Les Troyens

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Bramwell Tovey.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le spectre de la rose from Les nuits d'ete

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Fatma Said.

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