Musicians of the London Symphony Orchestra are “shocked” by a recent decision to have the orchestra mime its performance at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
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“Symphonie Fantastique: Épisode de la vie d’un Artiste…en cinq parties,” a program symphony written by French composer Hector Berlioz, is one of the most important pieces of the early Romantic period and a sad piece about a “hopeless love.”
Jennifer Hambrick’s ten favorite classical recordings of 2009.
A new boxed set of CDs is from Simon Rattle, who leads the Berlin Philharmonic in the glorious Johannes Brahms symphonies.