Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet

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Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet 1:00:07 $17.98
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1 Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 - I. Reveries: Passions 13:24 88/24 Album only
2 Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 - II. A Ball 6:11 88/24 Album only
3 Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 - III. Scene in the Country 13:56 88/24 Album only
4 Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 - IV. March to the Scaffold 4:29 88/24 Album only
5 Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 - V. Dream of the Witches' Sabbath 8:38 88/24 Album only
6 Romeo and Juliet (Dramatic Symphony), Op. 17 - Part II - Love Scene 13:29 88/24 Album only

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℗ Originally released 1955 BMG Music
℗ Originally released 1961 BMG Music


Hector Berlioz (1803-1869):
Symphonie fantastique (tracks 1-5)
Romeo et Juliette - Part II - Love Scene (track 6)

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch, conductor

Recorded November 14 & 15, 1954 (Symphonie fantastique) and April 23 & 24, 1961 (Romeo et Juliette)

Recorded in Symphony Hall, Boston MA

Producer: John Pfeiffer (Symphonie fantastique), Richard Mohr (Romeo et Juliette)
Recording Engineer: Leslie Chase (Symphonie fantastique), Lewis Layton (Romeo et Juliette)
Mastering Engineer: Mark Donahue
Remastered from first-generation session tapes at Soundmirror Inc., Boston MA

Charles Munch's recording of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique was one of the earliest for-release RCA Living Stereo productions.  On those days, in November 1954, two mics were hung in front and slightly above the orchestra, and connected to an RCA RT-21 tape machine running at 30 inches per second. The 1961 session was recorded to 3-track half-inch tape on an Ampex 300 tape machine running at 15 inches per second.

Berlioz and the Boston Symphony have long been a magical combination, especially during the reign of music director Charles Munch, who recorded most of his countryman’s masterpieces with them. These performances are even more thrilling in pristine audiophile quality. Perfectly capturing the drama, romance and philosophical angst in which these masterpieces are marinated, Munch takes the Boston Symphony Orchestra on an epic journey of proportions only possible in the human heart and mind. A classic reborn in vivid Living Stereo