Season opening 2009: Simon Rattle conducts Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique”

Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique bombarded audiences in 1830 with completely unknown effects and contrasts. “Compared to the Witches Sabbath,” as one critic wrote at the time, “Weber’s Wolf’s Glen is a lullaby”. Simon Rattle presented this seminal work to inaugurate the 2009/10 season in a programme which also included the premiere of Laterna Magica, a colourfully shimmering work by the Finnish composer Saariaho.

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