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ARTIST
TITLE
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique/Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ARB 133CD ARB 133CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/16/2015

2002 release. Active in Vienna, where he was Mahler's protégée, conductor Bruno Walter often performed French music, yet few performances survive. His rare account of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique finds Walter summoning forth the score as an elemental force, unique among his and most other recordings. This recording of the Rapsodie espagnole is his sole surviving recording of an orchestral work by Ravel. Most of Walter's recordings were made in the studio, where he was ordered by producers to change his tempi. Heard live, a truer picture emerges. Performed with the NBC Symphony.