Lélio, Berlioz’s dramatic sequel to the Symphonie fantastique, is never going to command wide popularity, but it is well worth hearing for the charming music he. This double-disc release features Berlioz’s thrilling Symphonie fantastique with its sequel Lélio ou le retour à la vie. The concerts took place in. Berlioz wrote Lélio as the “conclusion and complement” of his Symphonie fantastique—the resolution of the earlier work’s tortured tale, a.

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It is written for a narrator, solo voices, chorus, and an orchestra including pianos. It was revised for a performance in Weimar at the request of Franz Liszt in and published the following year.

The symphony uses programme music to describe a despairing artist trying to bwrlioz himself with an overdose of opiumleading to a series of increasingly terrifying visions. He decides that if he can’t put this unrequited love leoio of his head, he will immerse himself in music.


He then leads an orchestra to a successful performance of one of his new compositions and the story ends peacefully. The actor’s dramatic monologues explain the meaning of the music in the life of the artist.

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