Fantastic Symphony

Fantastic Symphony

London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Frustrated in love, a young musician of deep sensitivity and ardent imagination takes opium. That’s how Hector Berlioz sets up his Symphonie fantastique – a story of gothic horror and glittering excess, rolled into one roof-raising musical phantasmagoria and scored for the biggest orchestra the world had then seen.

It’s a fabulous way for the LPO’s new Principal Conductor Edward Gardner to raise the curtain on our new season, and a fitting counterpart to the teeming imagination and dramatic power of Lutoslawski’s Cello Concerto – played by the superb Nicolas Altstaedt.

This concert was filmed on 1 October 2021 at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.


Lutoslawski Cello Concerto - Cello Conterto

Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique

Cast & Crew

(Conductor), Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello), (Composer), (Composer), (Director)

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