Le carnaval romain

Louis-Hector Berlioz

Le carnaval romain

H95, Op. 9 • “Ouverture caractéristique”

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Berlioz's most popular and most virtuosic overture is actually an independent concert piece, but it has close ties to an opera. After the premiere of his opera Benvenuto Cellini, based on the autobiography of the famous Italian Renaissance sculptor, Berlioz never forgave the conductor for his lifeless delivery of the s... read more