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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
Romantic period classical from one of my favourite composers. This piece is program music telling the story of an artist who has lost his love and poisons himself. The symphony was strange at the time due to the fact that it was comprised of five movements, not 4, which was the norm and strictly adhered to. The music is exceptional, my favourite being the fourth movement: