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Triple Compound Toe Tappers, Day 1 – Lacrimosa from Grand Mass of the Dead by Hector Berlioz

This week’s theme is…Triple Compound Toe Tappers!  4/4 time is so prevalent in music of all styles that it has a nickname, “common time”.  If you say “common time” to a musician, you can bet they will understand that you intend each measure to have four beats, and each beat to divide in half.   1,424 more words


University of Illinois’ opera production of Beatrice and Benedict is hilarious, harmonic, and autobiographical

Who signs a marriage contract milliseconds after their crush/enemy declares their love? Beatrice does, that’s who. The Lyric Theater’s production of Beatrice and Benedict – a comic opera composed in 1861 by Hector Berlioz – played at Krannert from November 5th – 8th. 873 more words

Roméo et Juliette: Dutch National Opera and Ballet seal merger with leaden Berlioz

Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette

Dutch National Opera & Ballet, 15th April 2016

Choral symphony, oratorio, symphonic poem — Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette does not fit into any mould. 33 more words

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Leonora Live: #1

Forgot to post this live report from our visit to Chicago Symphony last week

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Yesteryear youtube comments: Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Berlioz insult Handel

Cheers ClassicFM for being inspirational for once! Yes, famous composers ignore the reply button, each comment must stand on its splendid own…


Muti Conducts Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet

What a way to kick off the CSO’s Shakespeare celebration – Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet is not an opera, but last night, it sure felt as if I was listening to one, especially with the great vocals of Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova and bass Dmitry Belosselskiy, in combination with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.  383 more words

Review of Ely Sinfonia’s concert on Saturday 12th March 2016 in Ely Cathedral

Under the expert baton of Steve Bingham, Ely Sinfonia presented a concert of French music in Ely Cathedral on Saturday. The varied programme included ‘Danse Macabre’ by Saint-Saëns, ‘Chants d’Auvergne’ by Canteloube featuring soloists Tara Bungard and ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ by Berlioz. 342 more words