Which 'Symphonie Fantastique' Do You Want to Hear?
TONIGHT, 6-9 PM: Tune in for Non-Stop Halloween Music!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
For Halloween, the Showdown turned to the dreamy and wild world of Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, with its famous final "Dreams of a Witches' Sabbath" movement.
We asked you which recording of Symphonie Fantastique you wanted to hear: A classic recording by Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a performance on period instruments by John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, or a new release from Leonard Slatkin and the Lyon National Orchestra.
You chose Munch and the BSO. We played their Symphonie Fantastique today at noon.