17 Jul 2017

BERLIOZ: Beatrice & Benedict, Overture

From Music Alive, 7:00 pm on 17 July 2017

This mercurial overture weaves together six themes from the composer's last substantial work, a comic opera which he described as 'a caprice written with the point of a needle'.

Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz Photo: Public Domain

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Vincent Hardaker.

Recorded 15 October 2016 at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ Concert.

Producer: David McCaw

Engineer: Graham Kennedy

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