Grande Ouverture du Roi Lear

Louis-Hector Berlioz

Grande Ouverture du Roi Lear

H53, Op. 4

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While vacationing in Florence, the young Berlioz lounged on the banks of the Arno reading Shakespeare's King Lear; he claimed that the play made him writhe "convulsively to relieve my feelings of rapture." He soon found a more dignified outlet for his delight in the form of the concert overture Le Roi Lear. Although it... read more