It's so cool we're doing it in two installments.
Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra in the Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz - a performance recorded live last October at the Salle Pleyel in Paris.
It's a long work, so we're taking two Euro Classics to get it all in on Classical MPR. The first two movements (Dreams & Passions and A Ball) are at 12:05am (CDT, Thursday, Sept. 2) with the final three movements (Scenes in the Fields, March to the Scaffold, and Dream of a Witches' Sabbath) to follow next Thursday (9/9, 12:05am, CDT).
Symphonie Fantastique is an epic work that tells the story of an artist's self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman. And that artist just happens to be Berlioz himself.
Plus, it's Dudamel....with two orchestras - that's exciting all by itself. Hope you can stay up late this week and next, with Classical MPR.