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Hector Berlioz – Waverly Overture Op.1 (1828)


 

Hector Berlioz – Waverly Overture Op.1 (1828)

 

Hector Berlioz – Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9 , great compositions/performances


Hector Berlioz – Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9

Hector Berlioz – The Damnation of Faust – Hungarian March


Hector Berlioz – The Damnation of Faust – Hungarian March

Yo-Yo Ma plays Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D821 for Cello & Piano -Emanuel Ax, piano: great compositions/performances


Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata D821 for Cello & Piano

Romeo And Juliet: Queen Mab Scherzo: make music part of your life series


Romeo And Juliet: Queen Mab Scherzo

 

Richard Wagner – Rienzi Ouverture: make music part of your life series


Richard Wagner – Rienzi Ouverture

Valentina Lisitsa – Liszt “La Campanella”: great compositions/performances


Rachmaninoff Prelude in g minor op. 23 #5 HQ Valentina Lisitsa Valentina Lisitsa|great compositions/performances


Rachmaninoff Prelude in g minor op. 23 #5 HQ

Roman Carnival Overture – Hector Berlioz |great compositions/performances


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Roman Carnival Overture – Hector Berlioz

Itzhak Perlman “Rèverie et caprice” Berlioz: Great compositions/performances


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Itzhak Perlman “Rèverie et caprice” Berlioz

Rèverie et caprice op 8 for violin and orchestra
by Hector Berlioz
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Orchestre de Paris
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Carl Maria von Weber/Hector Berlioz – Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65: great compositions/performances



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Carl Maria von Weber/Hector Berlioz – Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

Invitation to the Dance (Aufforderung zum Tanz), Op. 65, J. 260, is a piano piece in rondo form written by Carl Maria von Weber in 1819. It is also well known in the 1841 orchestration by Hector Berlioz. It is sometimes called Invitation to the Waltz, but this is a mistranslation of the original.

Weber dedicated Invitation to the Dance to his wife Caroline (they had been married only a few months).[2] He labelled the work “rondeau brillante”, and he wrote it while also writing his opera Der Freischütz.

It was the first concert waltz to be written: that is, the first work in waltz form meant for listening rather than for dancing.

Conductor: Ondrej Lenard
Orchestra: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major (Op. 60)


The work is in four movements:

1. Adagio — Allegro vivace, 2/2
2. Adagio, 3/4 in E flat major
3. Allegro vivace, 3/4
4. Allegro ma non troppo, 2/4


Symphony No. 4 in B flat major (Op. 60), It was written in the summer of 1806. It was premiered in March 1807 at a private concert of the home of Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz. The Coriolan Overture and the fourth piano concerto were premiered in that same concert.

The work was dedicated to Count Franz von Oppersdorff, a relative of Beethoven’s patron, Prince Lichnowsky. The Count met Beethoven when he traveled to Lichnowsky’s summer home where Beethoven was staying. Von Oppersdorff listened to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, and liked it so much that he offered a great amount of money for Beethoven to compose a new symphony for him. 

The dedication was made to “the Silesian nobleman Count Franz von Oppersdorf”. Hector Berlioz was so enamoured of the symphony’s 2nd movement that he claimed it was the work of the Archangel Michael, and not that of a human.
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Berlioz · Marche hongroise · Barenboim



Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24 – Marche hongroise (Rákóczi March) · Orchestre de Paris · Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Fabulous Composers/Compositions: Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) – Symphonie fantastique (1830) – DRSO – Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos



Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) – Symphonie fantastique (1830) – DRSymfoniOrkestret – Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos – DOWNLOAD HISTORIEN: Link nederst!
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The symphony is in 5 movements:
The score calls for a total of over 90 instrumentalists, the most of any symphony written to that time. 
Specificially: 2 flutes (one doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (one doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets (one doubling E? clarinet), 4 bassoons 4 horns, 2 cornets, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 2 tubas/ophicleides 2 pairs of timpani, cymbals, suspended cymbal, tenor drum, bass drum, bells (sounding C and G) 4 harps, Strings (Berlioz specified at least 15 1st violins, 15 2nd violins, 10 violas, 11 celli and 9 basses on the score) Source:Wikipedia)
The movements: 
Rêveries — Passions (Daydreams — Passions) 
Un bal (A ball) 
Scène aux champs (Scene in the Country) 
Marche au supplice (March to the Scaffold) 
Songe d’une nuit de sabbat (Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath)
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Crop of a carte de visite photo of Hector Berlioz by Franck, Paris, c. 1855

Hector Berlioz[1] (French: [ɛktɔʁ bɛʁljoːz]; 11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts (Requiem). Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works, and conducted several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians.[2] He also composed around 50 songs. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard WagnerNikolai Rimsky-KorsakovFranz LisztRichard StraussGustav Mahler and many others.[3]

Symphony Fantastique: Épisode de la vie d’un Artiste … en cinq parties (Fantastic Symphony: An Episode in the Life of an Artist, in Five Parts) Op. 14 is aprogram symphony written by the French composer Hector Berlioz in 1830. It is an important piece of the early Romantic period, and is popular with concert audiences worldwide. The first performance was at the Paris Conservatoire in December 1830. The work was repeatedly revived between 1831 and 1845 and subsequently became a favourite in Paris.

The symphony is a piece of program music that tells the story of “an artist gifted with a lively imagination” who has “poisoned himself with opium” in the “depths of despair” because of “hopeless love.” Berlioz provided his own program notes for each movement of the work (see below). He prefaces his notes with the following instructions:[1]

The composer’s intention has been to develop various episodes in the life of an artist, in so far as they lend themselves to musical treatment. As the work cannot rely on the assistance of speech, the plan of the instrumental drama needs to be set out in advance. The following programme must therefore be considered as the spoken text of an opera, which serves to introduce musical movements and to motivate their character and expression.

Berlioz · Marche hongroise · Barenboim



Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24 – Marche hongroise (Rákóczi March) · Orchestre de Paris · Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Weber – Invitation to the Dance for Orchestra



Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Invitation to the Dance Op.65
Aufforderung zum Tanz
Felhívás keringőre
Orchestrated by Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Roman Carnival Overture – Hector Berlioz


Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture (Royal Academy of Music, conducted by James Murray)


Overtures by Hector Berlioz

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