Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique Op. 14
Hector Berlioz's fertile imagination comes to life in his epic Symphonie Fantastique. Experience the NZSO's live performance at Victoria Hall in Geneva, Switzerland, during our 2010 European tour.
59 minutes 24 seconds
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14, IV. Marche au supplice
Pietari Inkinen Conductor
Famously depicting the fevered dreams of an opium-eating artist, this symphonic work takes you on a hallucinatory journey through the tumultuous landscape of the protagonist's mind.
As the music unfolds, the listener is transported through passionate fantasies, a wild and exhilarating masked ball, and ultimately, to the artist's chilling descent into the hellish realm of a witches' Sabbath!