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19 May 2013

Berlioz' "Symphonie fantastique": A little organology with Philipp Bohnen (11 min.)

Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique is a score of excesses, a musical portrayal of drug-induced fantasies. Nevertheless, it is a very artfully constructed work in which the composer employs the instruments of his time in a virtuoso and innovative way. In our video, Philipp Bohnen, violinist with the Berliner Philharmoniker, introduces important instruments of the Symphonie fantastique.

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