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Archived Symphonie Fantastique!

Symphonie Fantastique!

Kodály: Dances of Galánta
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No.1
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Vasily Petrenko: conductor
Baiba Skride: violin

All you need is love! Hector Berlioz couldn’t get the girl of his dreams. So – as you do – he wrote her a symphony: a huge, opium-fuelled riot of passions, nightmares and guillotines (well, you can’t have a good revolution without one). Fantastique by name, fantastic by nature, it’s one of those pieces that you’ve simply got to hear live – and that goes double for Szymanowski’s shimmering dreamscape of the First Violin Concerto, especially when performed by the incomparable Baiba Skride. Vasily Petrenko gets the party started Hungarian-style: in a blaze of fiddles.

Parking for this concert is available at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral car park for £4. You can book and pre-pay for parking when you click on ‘Book Tickets’.

Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique is an A Level OCR/Edexel Suggested Listening piece.

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