Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

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B\u00e9atrice Et B\u00e9n\u00e9dict20190216

As part of the BBC Orchestras' and Choirs' celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Berlioz, the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Ludovic Morlot present a concert performance of the music of his last opera, Béatrice et Bénédict. Written to a libretto penned by the composer himself and based on Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing', Berlioz described his opera as "a caprice written with the point of a needle" and this work showcases some of Berlioz's most glittering music.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Presented by Donald Macleod

Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict
With interval after Act I

Daniela Mack (Béatrice)
Toby Spence (Bénédict)
Rachele Gilmore (Héro)
Gareth Brynmor John (Claudio)
Darren Jeffery (Somarone)
Duncan Rock (Don Pedro)
Elodie Méchain (Ursule)

Crouch End Festival Chorus
BBC Philharmonic
Ludovic Morlot (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

Berlioz's last opera, B\u00e9atrice et B\u00e9n\u00e9dict performed by the BBC Philharmonic.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

As part of the BBC Orchestras' and Choirs' celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Berlioz, the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Ludovic Morlot present a concert performance of the music of his last opera, B退atrice et B退n退dict. Written to a libretto penned by the composer himself and based on Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing', Berlioz described his opera as "a caprice written with the point of a needle" and this work showcases some of Berlioz's most glittering music.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Presented by Donald Macleod

Berlioz: B退atrice et B退n退dict
With interval after Act I

Daniela Mack (B退atrice)
Toby Spence (B退n退dict)
Rachele Gilmore (H退ro)
Gareth Brynmor John (Claudio)
Darren Jeffery (Somarone)
Duncan Rock (Don Pedro)
Elodie M退chain (Ursule)

Crouch End Festival Chorus
BBC Philharmonic
Ludovic Morlot (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

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Berlioz And Beyond20190216

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ryan Bancroft present a concert marking the anniversary of the composer's death. If Berlioz is thought of as a skilled orchestrator then there may be a resonance with the music of 19th century Dutch composer Johan Wagenaar and 20th century French composer Henri Dutilleux. Both bring finesse to the instrumentation of their works which draw from Berlioz' precedent. The concert also includes music by Berlioz himself written early in life. His lyric cantata Herminie was written in an attempt to win the Prix de Rome - awarded by the Paris Conservatoire. It is performed here by soprano Katharine Dain.
And the concert concludes with Berlioz' Overture to his rarely performed opera Benevenuto Cellini, which conjures up the life of the titular sculptor.

Recorded at City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Kate Molleson

Wagenaar: The Taming of the Shrew (Overture)
Dutilleux: Le temps l'horloge
Berlioz: Herminie (Scene Lyrique)
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (Overture)

Katharine Dain (soprano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ryan Bancroft (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performs Berlioz's dramatic cantata, Herminie.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

Berlioz And His Contemporaries20190217

The BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Finnegan Downie Dear play music by Berlioz and his friends and admirers. Presented by Sarah Walker from the Alexandra Palace Theatre.

Wagner: Tristan & Isolde: Prelude
Liszt: Hamlet Symphonic Poem
Paganini: Cantabile
Berlioz: Romeo & Juliette: Introduction
Berlioz: Romeo Alone - Festivities at the Capulets

Nathaniel Anderson-Frank (violin)
BBC Concert Orchestra,
Finnegan Downie Dear (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

Sarah Walker presents a concert of music by Berlioz, and his friends and admirers.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

Berlioz And Italy20190217

The wordless Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet begins the concert. Berlioz was enraptured by Shakespeare’s work all his adult life and this homage to love produced some of the composer’s most lyrical, rich and magical writing.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death with a weekend-long celebration. John Toal introduces the Ulster Orchestra, conducted by Dalia Stasevska, as they showcase two of the composer’s best-loved works.

The Ulster Hall concert concludes with Harold in Italy which describes the adventures of a Romantic hero as he wanders through the Italian countryside: one inspired by Berlioz’s own travels and written at the suggestion of Paganini. The soloist is former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, violist Lise Berthaud.

Berlioz: Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet
Berlioz: Harold in Italy

Ulster Orchestra
Lise Berthaud (viola)
Dalia Stasevska

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

Dalia Stasevska conducts the Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

The wordless Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet begins the concert. Berlioz was enraptured by Shakespeare’s work all his adult life and this homage to love produced some of the composer’s most lyrical, rich and magical writing.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death with a weekend-long celebration. John Toal introduces the Ulster Orchestra, conducted by Dalia Stasevska, as they showcase two of the composer’s best-loved works.

The Ulster Hall concert concludes with Harold in Italy which describes the adventures of a Romantic hero as he wanders through the Italian countryside: one inspired by Berlioz’s own travels and written at the suggestion of Paganini. The soloist is former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, violist Lise Berthaud.

Berlioz: Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet
Berlioz: Harold in Italy

Ulster Orchestra
Lise Berthaud (viola)
Dalia Stasevska

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

Dalia Stasevska conducts the Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

The wordless Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet begins the concert. Berlioz was enraptured by Shakespeare’s work all his adult life and this homage to love produced some of the composer’s most lyrical, rich and magical writing.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death with a weekend-long celebration. John Toal introduces the Ulster Orchestra, conducted by Dalia Stasevska, as they showcase two of the composer’s best-loved works.

The Ulster Hall concert concludes with Harold in Italy which describes the adventures of a Romantic hero as he wanders through the Italian countryside: one inspired by Berlioz’s own travels and written at the suggestion of Paganini. The soloist is former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, violist Lise Berthaud.

Berlioz: Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet
Berlioz: Harold in Italy

Ulster Orchestra
Lise Berthaud (viola)
Dalia Stasevska

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

Berlioz And The Stage20190216

Presented by Georgia Mann, live from Alexandra Palace Theatre. The BBC Concert Orchestra and their Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey continue the celebration of music by Berlioz, highlighting his love of Shakespeare and the ensuing relationship with his wife, actress Harriet Smithson. With readings from his memoirs by actors Simon Paisley Day and Emma Fielding.

Berlioz: Les Francs-Juges Overture
Berlioz: Rêverie et Caprice, Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture

INTERVAL (20’)

Berlioz: King Lear Overture
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique: Un Bal
Berlioz: Les Troyens: Ballet

Esther Yoo (violin)
Simon Paisley Day (actor)
Emma Fielding (actor)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

The BBC Concert Orchestra plays music by Berlioz alongside readings from his memoirs.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

Presented by Georgia Mann, live from Alexandra Palace Theatre. The BBC Concert Orchestra and their Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey continue the celebration of music by Berlioz, highlighting his love of Shakespeare and the ensuing relationship with his wife, actress Harriet Smithson. With readings from his memoirs by actor Simon Paisley Day.

Programme ORDER TBC

Berlioz: Les Francs-Juges Overture
Berlioz: Rꀀverie et Caprice, Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Berlioz: B退atrice et B退n退dict: Overture ’

INTERVAL (20’)

Berlioz: King Lear Overture
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique: Un Bal
Berlioz: Les Troyens: Ballet

Esther Yoo (violin)
Simon Paisley Day (actor)
BBC Concert Orchestra,
Bramwell Tovey (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

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Presented by Georgia Mann, live from Alexandra Palace Theatre. The BBC Concert Orchestra and their Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey continue the celebration of music by Berlioz, highlighting his love of Shakespeare and the ensuing relationship with his wife, actress Harriet Smithson. With readings from his memoirs by actor Simon Paisley Day.

Programme ORDER TBC

Berlioz: Les Francs-Juges Overture
Berlioz: Rêverie et Caprice, Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture ’

INTERVAL (20’)

Berlioz: King Lear Overture
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique: Un Bal
Berlioz: Les Troyens: Ballet

Esther Yoo (violin)
Simon Paisley Day (actor)
BBC Concert Orchestra,
Bramwell Tovey (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

Berlioz's Influences20190217

A concert given by the BBC Singers

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

A concert given by the BBC Singers

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

Part of the BBC Orchestras and Choirs weekend marking 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death. The BBC Singers are conducted by Valentina Peleggi in repertoire by composers who inspired Hector Berlioz.

Gluck - De profundis clamavi
Beethoven - Eiegsther Gesang op. 118
Cherubini - Offertorium from Requiem in c minor
Weber - Missa Sancta No. 2 Op.76 Gloria

BBC Singers
Valentina Peleggi - conductor

Valentina Peleggi conducts the BBC Singers.

Choral Connections20190216

As part of BBC Radio 3’s celebration of one of the greatest composers of the Romantic period, Hector Berlioz. Nicolas Kruger conducts the BBC Singers in a concert of songs and choral music by Berlioz. The Romantic Movement promoted nature and the liberation of the emotions, this is reflected in the composer’s choral music. From the striking and dramatic La belle Isabeau: conte pendant l'orage to one of Berlioz's most lyrical and passionate works Irlande (Neuf mélodies), inspired by Thomas Moore’s poetry, there is considerable intensity of emotion and depth of feeling. Join the BBC Singers as they celebrate the work of Berlioz, the bohemian composer.

Presented by Natasha Riordan.

Hector Berlioz
La belle Isabeau: conte pendant l'orage
Le ballet des ombres
Le chant des Bretons
Invitation à louer Dieu
Irlande (Neuf mélodies)

BBC Singers
Anna Tilbrook - piano
Nicolas Kruger - conductor

Part of Radio 3's celebration:
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

The BBC Singers mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Berlioz.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

As part of BBC Radio 3’s celebration of one of the greatest composers of the Romantic period, Hector Berlioz. Nicolas Kruger conducts the BBC Singers in a concert of songs and choral music by Berlioz. The Romantic Movement promoted nature and the liberation of the emotions, this is reflected in the composer’s choral music. From the striking and dramatic La belle Isabeau: conte pendant l'orage to one of Berlioz's most lyrical and passionate works Irlande (Neuf m退lodies), inspired by Thomas Moore’s poetry, there is considerable intensity of emotion and depth of feeling. Join the BBC Singers as they celebrate the work of Berlioz, the bohemian composer.

Presented by Natasha Riordan.

Hector Berlioz
La belle Isabeau: conte pendant l'orage
Le ballet des ombres
Le chant des Bretons
Invitation louer Dieu
Irlande (Neuf m退lodies)

BBC Singers
Anna Tilbrook - piano
Nicolas Kruger - conductor

Part of Radio 3's celebration:
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

Nicolas Kruger conducts the BBC Singers in a performance of choral music by Hector Berlioz

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Lelio20190217

As celebrations of Berlioz begin to thrust towards an inevitable climax the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Pascal Rophe explore his most dramatic, and racy, orchestral works. Beginning with Waverley, his overture inspired by Walter Scott's mythical Perthshire, the orchestra is then joined by mezzo soprano Karen Cargill to perform his passionate musical monologue describing the death of Cleopatra. And after the interval a rare chance to hear the large-scale music drama Lelio. A strange form of choral and orchestral cantata-cum-melodrama it was originally conceived as a sequel to Symphonie Fantastique - recounting the continuing psychological adventures of a lecherous, self-obsessed, sex maniac with delusions of artistic grandeur.

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Mark Forrest

Berlioz: Waverley, Overture
Berlioz: La mort de Cleopatre

1535 Interval

1555 Part 2
Berlioz: Lélio, or The Return To Life

Karen Cargill (mezzo soprano)
Samuel West (actor)
Andrew Tortise (tenor)
Sam Furness (tenor)
Neal Davies (baritone)
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Pascal Rophe (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

The Return to Life. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Berlioz's racy music drama.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

As celebrations of Berlioz begin to thrust towards an inevitable climax the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Pascal Rophe explore his most dramatic, and racy, orchestral works. Beginning with Waverley, his overture inspired by Walter Scott's mythical Perthshire, the orchestra is then joined by mezzo soprano Karen Cargill to perform his passionate musical monologue describing the death of Cleopatra. And after the interval a rare chance to hear the large-scale music drama Lelio. A strange form of choral and orchestral cantata-cum-melodrama it was originally conceived as a sequel to Symphonie Fantastique - recounting the continuing psychological adventures of a lecherous, self-obsessed, sex maniac with delusions of artistic grandeur.

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Mark Forrest

Berlioz: Waverley, Overture
Berlioz: La mort de Cleopatre

1535 Interval

1555 Part 2
Berlioz: Lélio, or The Return To Life

Karen Cargill (mezzo soprano)
Samuel West (actor)
Andrew Tortise (tenor)
Sam Furness (tenor)
Neal Davies (baritone)
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Pascal Rophe (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

The Return to Life. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Berlioz's racy music drama.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

As celebrations of Berlioz begin to thrust towards an inevitable climax the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Pascal Rophe explore his most dramatic, and racy, orchestral works. Beginning with Waverley, his overture inspired by Walter Scott's mythical Perthshire, the orchestra is then joined by mezzo soprano Karen Cargill to perform his passionate musical monologue describing the death of Cleopatra. And after the interval a rare chance to hear the large-scale music drama Lelio. A strange form of choral and orchestral cantata-cum-melodrama it was originally conceived as a sequel to Symphonie Fantastique - recounting the continuing psychological adventures of a lecherous, self-obsessed, sex maniac with delusions of artistic grandeur.

Live from City Halls, Glasgow

Presented by Mark Forrest

Berlioz: Waverley, Overture
Berlioz: La mort de Cleopatre

1535 Interval

1555 Part 2
Berlioz: L退lio, or The Return To Life

Karen Cargill (mezzo soprano)
Samuel West (actor)
Andrew Tortise (tenor)
Sam Furness (tenor)
Neal Davies (baritone)
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Pascal Rophe (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

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L'enfance Du Christ20190215

Live from Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas

Beginning a weekend of commemorating the 150th anniversary of the death of Berlioz, the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales open proceedings with a performance of Berlioz's monumental oratorio L'enfance du Christ, the first concert of a host of performances from all of the BBC Orchestras and Choirs across the country. L'enfance du Christ marked a change for Berlioz, not necessarily in his writing but in the extremely favourable reception of the French public - which tended towards frosty. This reaction was probably due to the music, which Berlioz himself called 'naive and gentle', although he insisted that it was stylistically no different from any of his previous work. Although not himself a man of faith, the oratorio is steeped in his love of religious music, telling the story in three parts of the massacre of the innocents following the birth of Christ, the flight of Jesus, Mary and Joseph into Egypt, and finally their arrival and refuge in the town of Sais, all heard here without an interval.

Berlioz: L'enfance du Christ, Op 25

Sarah Connolly (Marie)
Andrew Staples (narrator)
Roderick Williams (Joseph)
Matthew Brook (Herod & Father)
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration"

Live from Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas

Beginning a weekend of commemorating the 150th anniversary of the death of Berlioz, the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales open proceedings with a performance of Berlioz's monumental oratorio L'enfance du Christ, the first concert of a host of performances from all of the BBC Orchestras and Choirs across the country. L'enfance du Christ marked a change for Berlioz, not necessarily in his writing but in the extremely favourable reception of the French public - which tended towards frosty. This reaction was probably due to the music, which Berlioz himself called 'naive and gentle', although he insisted that it was stylistically no different from any of his previous work. Although not himself a man of faith, the oratorio is steeped in his love of religious music, telling the story in three parts of the massacre of the innocents following the birth of Christ, the flight of Jesus, Mary and Joseph into Egypt, and finally their arrival and refuge in the town of Sais, all heard here without an interval.

Berlioz: L'enfance du Christ, Op 25

Sarah Connolly (Marie)
Andrew Staples (narrator)
Roderick Williams (Joseph)
Matthew Brook (Herod & Father)
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

Orchestral Colours20190216

Tom Service joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Pascal Rophé to explore music by Berlioz, his friend Liszt and by the 20th century French composer Henri Dutilleux.

Recorded in Maida Vale Studio 1 on 6 July 2018.

Berlioz: Carnival Romain
Berlioz: La Captive *
Liszt: Les Preludes
Dutilleux: Timbres, espace, mouvement [La nuit etoilée]

Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo soprano*)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Pascal Rophé (conductor)

BBC Radio 3 celebrates the 150th anniversary of the death of the great French composer Hector Berlioz with a weekend of live and pre-recorded concerts from across the UK by all the BBC's Orchestras and Choirs.

Tom Service finds out more about Berlioz's skills as an innovative composer of orchestral music; and traces Berlioz's influence on Liszt, a great admirer of the Frenchman's music who championed and introduced much of Berlioz's orchestral music to a wider public via his piano arrangements. Liszt had been at the premiere of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, an experience which may have sparked him twenty years later to create a new musical form, the Symphonic Poem performed today in Les Preludes.

The tidal current of Berlioz's brilliance has exerted its pull across the generations and, moving forward a century, Tom talks to conductor Pascal Rophé about another Berlioz devotee Henri Dutilleux. That's before a performance of Dutilleux's essay in colour Timbres, espace, mouvement [La nuit etoilée], which was inspired by Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night.

BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pascal Roph\u00e9 in music by Berlioz, Liszt and Dutilleux.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

Tom Service joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Pascal Roph退 to explore music by Berlioz, his friend Liszt and by the 20th century French composer Henri Dutilleux.

Recorded in Maida Vale Studio 1 on 6 July 2018.

Berlioz: Carnival Romain
Berlioz: La Captive *
Liszt: Les Preludes
Dutilleux: Timbres, espace, mouvement [La nuit etoil退e]

Marta Fontanals-Simmons (mezzo soprano*)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Pascal Roph退 (conductor)

BBC Radio 3 celebrates the 150th anniversary of the death of the great French composer Hector Berlioz with a weekend of live and pre-recorded concerts from across the UK by all the BBC's Orchestras and Choirs.

Tom Service finds out more about Berlioz's skills as an innovative composer of orchestral music; and traces Berlioz's influence on Liszt, a great admirer of the Frenchman's music who championed and introduced much of Berlioz's orchestral music to a wider public via his piano arrangements. Liszt had been at the premiere of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, an experience which may have sparked him twenty years later to create a new musical form, the Symphonic Poem performed today in Les Preludes.

The tidal current of Berlioz's brilliance has exerted its pull across the generations and, moving forward a century, Tom talks to conductor Pascal Roph退 about another Berlioz devotee Henri Dutilleux,. That's before a performance of Dutilleux's essay in colour Timbres, espace, mouvement [La nuit etoil退e], which was inspired by Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night.

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Storms And Seascapes20190216

Berlioz was fascinated by the orchestra as a colour palette, and wrote a Treatise on Orchestration which is still hugely influential even today. In his manual Berlioz waxed lyrical about the Storm in Beethoven's sixth symphony, and later used some of the same techniques in his own tempests, such as the Royal Hunt and Storm from his Opera Les Troyens. In a concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under the baton of Jessica Cottis, Jon James takes us through seven depictions of storms and seascapes from a period of over 200 years, revealing the ingenious ways that each composer creates his maelstrom.

Presented by Jonathon James

From Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Rameau: Thunder (Hippolyte et Aricie)
Beethoven: Thunder Storm (Symphony No.6 in F major)
Berlioz: Royal Hunt and Storm (The Trojans)
Berlioz: Overture (Le Corsaire)
Wagner: Overture (The Flying Dutchman)
Debussy: Dialogue of the wind and the sea (La Mer)
Britten: Storm (Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Jessica Cottis (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

A journey through seven musical storms and seascapes with the BBC NOW and Jessica Cottis.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

Symphonie Fantastique20190217

Douglas Boyd conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Weber and Berlioz. Plus choral works by Berlioz from the BBC Symphony Chorus. Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique is the stuff of nightmares, obsessions, and dreams, music that illustrates a fearful story and at the same time is full of the most innovative and startling orchestral sounds. Coupled with the Symphony is the Frenchman at his most delicate in one of the earliest orchestral song cycles Les nuits d'été (The Nights of Summer). Today it is served with its songs shared between four fine singers of French song - which is how it was originally premiered. Plus Carl Maria von Weber's L’invitation à la valse as orchestrated by Berlioz the master orchestrator - who was author of a seminal orchestration treatise. In the interval the BBC Symphony Chorus performs some of Berlioz's many sacred works.

Live from Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.

Presented by Georgia Mann

WEBER (orch BERLIOZ): L’invitation à la valse
BERLIOZ: Les nuits d'été*

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8pm
INTERVAL Live from BBC Studios Maida Vale.

Presented by Natasha Riordan

Berlioz: Hymne pour la consecration du nouveau Tabernacle
Berlioz: Chant des cherubins (arrangement of Bortnyansky)
Berlioz: Tantum ergo
Berlioz: Veni Creator

BBC Symphony Chorus
Richard Pearce (organ)
Neil Ferris (conductor)

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BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique Op.14 52'

DOUGLAS BOYD (Conductor)
Christine Rice (Mezzo-soprano)*
Jess Dandy (Contralto)*
James Way (Tenor)*
James Newby (Baritone)*

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

Live from Saffron Hall, Douglas Boyd conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

Douglas Boyd conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Weber and Berlioz. Plus choral works by Berlioz from the BBC Symphony Chorus. Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique is the stuff of nightmares, obsessions, and dreams, music that illustrates a fearful story and at the same time is full of the most innovative and startling orchestral sounds. Coupled with the Symphony is the Frenchman at his most delicate in one of the earliest orchestral song cycles Les nuits d'été (The Nights of Summer). Today it is served with its songs shared between four fine singers of French song - which is how it was originally premiered. Plus Carl Maria von Weber's L’invitation à la valse as orchestrated by Berlioz the master orchestrator - who was author of a seminal orchestration treatise. In the interval the BBC Symphony Chorus performs some of Berlioz's many sacred works.

Live from Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.

Presented by Georgia Mann

WEBER (orch BERLIOZ): L’invitation à la valse
BERLIOZ: Les nuits d'été*

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8pm
INTERVAL Live from BBC Studios Maida Vale.

Presented by Natasha Riordan

Berlioz: Hymne pour la consecration du nouveau Tabernacle
Berlioz: Chant des cherubins (arrangement of Bortnyansky)
Berlioz: Tantum ergo
Berlioz: Veni Creator

BBC Symphony Chorus
Richard Pearce (organ)
Neil Ferris (conductor)

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BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique Op.14 52'

Hanna Hipp (Mezzo-soprano)*
Jess Dandy (Contralto)*
James Way (Tenor)*
James Newby (Baritone)*
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Douglas Boyd (Conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

Live from Saffron Hall, Douglas Boyd conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration

Douglas Boyd conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Weber and Berlioz. Plus choral works by Berlioz from the BBC Symphony Chorus. Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique is the stuff of nightmares, obsessions, and dreams, music that illustrates a fearful story and at the same time is full of the most innovative and startling orchestral sounds. Coupled with the Symphony is the Frenchman at his most delicate in one of the earliest orchestral song cycles Les nuits d'退t退 (The Nights of Summer). Today it is served with its songs shared between four fine singers of French song - which is how it was originally premiered. Plus Carl Maria von Weber's L’invitation la valse as orchestrated by Berlioz the master orchestrator - who was author of a seminal orchestration treatise. In the interval the BBC Symphony Chorus performs some of Berlioz's many sacred works.

Live from Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.

Presented by Georgia Mann

WEBER (orch BERLIOZ): L’invitation la valse
BERLIOZ: Les nuits d'退t退*

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8pm
INTERVAL Live from BBC Studios Maida Vale.

Presented by Natasha Riordan

Berlioz: Hymne pour la consecration du nouveau Tabernacle
Berlioz: Chant des cherubins (arrangement of Bortnyansky)
Berlioz: Tantum ergo
Berlioz: Veni Creator

BBC Symphony Chorus
Richard Pearce (organ)
Neil Ferris (conductor)

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BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique Op.14 52'

DOUGLAS BOYD (Conductor)
Christine Rice (Mezzo-soprano)*
Jess Dandy (Contralto)*
James Way (Tenor)*
James Newby (Baritone)*

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

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Douglas Boyd conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Weber and Berlioz. Plus choral works by Berlioz from the BBC Symphony Chorus. Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique is the stuff of nightmares, obsessions, and dreams, music that illustrates a fearful story and at the same time is full of the most innovative and startling orchestral sounds. Coupled with the Symphony is the Frenchman at his most delicate in one of the earliest orchestral song cycles Les nuits d'été (The Nights of Summer). Today it is served with its songs shared between four fine singers of French song - which is how it was originally premiered. Plus Carl Maria von Weber's L’invitation à la valse as orchestrated by Berlioz the master orchestrator - who was author of a seminal orchestration treatise. In the interval the BBC Symphony Chorus performs some of Berlioz's many sacred works.

Live from Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden.

Presented by Georgia Mann

WEBER (orch BERLIOZ): L’invitation à la valse
BERLIOZ: Les nuits d'été*

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8pm
INTERVAL Live from BBC Studios Maida Vale.

Presented by Natasha Riordan

Berlioz: Hymne pour la consecration du nouveau Tabernacle
Berlioz: Chant des cherubins (arrangement of Bortnyansky)
Berlioz: Tantum ergo
Berlioz: Veni Creator

BBC Symphony Chorus
Richard Pearce (organ)
Neil Ferris (conductor)

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BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique Op.14 52'

DOUGLAS BOYD (Conductor)
Christine Rice (Mezzo-soprano)*
Jess Dandy (Contralto)*
James Way (Tenor)*
James Newby (Baritone)*

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

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The BBC Philharmonic continues Radio 3's Berlioz celebrations with conductor Douglas Boyd in conversation with Andrew McGregor. Referencing Berlioz's "A treatise on Modern Instrumentation," their programme explores Berlioz's own music, his arrangement of a well-known song, and draws on those composers whose innovative and colourful use of the orchestra inspired him further. A more modern French master, Henri Dutilleux takes up the mantle in his Cello Concerto written a century after Berlioz's death.

Recorded at MediaCityUK, Salford

Berlioz: Overture Rob Roy
Martini arr Berlioz: Plaisir d'amour
Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain...
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet, Queen Mab Scherzo

Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)
Istvan Vardai (cello)
BBC Philharmonic
Douglas Boyd (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

BBC Philharmonic with conductor Douglas Boyd follow Berlioz through time.

BBC Radio 3 marks the 150th anniversary of Berlioz's death with a weekend-long celebration