Symphonie fantastique

Louis-Hector Berlioz

Symphonie fantastique

H48, Op. 14 • “Épisode de la vie d'un artiste”

About this work...

Berlioz composed this work in 1830 and conducted the first performance in Paris on December 5 of that same year. He revised it in 1832 and added two cornets to the instrumentation in 1845. Berlioz the composer was a full-blown Romantic, whose infatuation-at-first-sight with a pretty British ingénue named Harriet Smith... read more