Creatively Speaking
6:17 am
Mon January 20, 2014

The Obsessive Love That Fueled Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique

A symphonic self portrait that premiered in 1830 has become one of the most-performed works in the orchestral repertoire. WRTI’s Susan Lewis discusses this epitome of romantic program music with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.

On Sunday, January 26th at 1 PM, WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast features Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique and Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Helene Grimaud. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts. Explore an interactive feature about the Berlioz's work here.

Listen to Michael Tilson Thomas talk with WRTI's Susan Lewis about Symphonie Fantastique, as well as new ways audiences are being engaged today.