12 Nov 2014

Critic's Chair: Symphonie Fantastique

From The Critic's Chair, 12:00 pm on 12 November 2014

Berlioz Symphonie FantastiqueBERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique; VARÈSE: Ionisation
Bavarian Radio SO/Mariss Jansons
(BR Klassik 900 121)

David Bremner reviews this new recording of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and Varèse's Ionisation. He talks about conductor Mariss Janson's tempo choices in the Berlioz, and plays some excerpts that feature the brass section.