London Philharmonic Orchestra
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- 80 Mins
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
(Director), (Composer), (Composer), Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello), (Conductor)