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Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique: BBC Proms 19th July 2017

As the promenaders start to line the streets that twist and turn around London’s Albert Hall, it can only mean one thing. Prom season has officially begun. Whether you’ll be comfortably seated in a luxurious Loggia box or listening along at home on BBC Radio 3, Collins Classics will be here to guide you throughout the whole extravaganza.

Although the first baton was officially lifted last Friday, our bows have been eagerly drawn in anticipation for today’s recital of Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie Fantastique’. Performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under upcoming conductor Joshua Weilerstein, the vigour, vibrancy and vivacity of the renowned Romantic’s composition will undoubtedly flood every last crevasse of the auditorium.

Now, if you cast your mind back, you might remember the distinguished rendition of this very symphony recorded by Louis Frémaux and the London Symphony Orchestra exclusively for Collins. Nonetheless, whilst that was close to some thirty years ago, the same electricity and colour still resonates as vividly as ever before.

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