Introducing Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Introducing Masterpieces of Classical Music is an informative and entertaining guide to some of the most important symphonic works of music history. As well as featuring a complete concert performance, it also includes an insightful documentary, in which an expert presenter guides the viewer through the structure of the music. Renowned scholar Wulf Konold discusses Berlioz’s life and the dramatic circumstances surrounding the composition of the Symphonie fantastique. A detailed description of the programme, quotations from contemporary critics, as well as plentiful musical examples, help to bring this surreal masterpiece vividly to life. Documentary written by Martin Feil · Directed by Angelika Stiehler. Produced by Paul Smaczny & Günter Atteln. Concert Performance recorded live at the Hagia Eirene, Istanbul, 1 May 2001. Directed by Bob Coles, produced by Paul Smaczny.