Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon August 25, 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, August 25th 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 more of Susan's interview with Michael Tilson Thomas, who on short notice in 2013, stepped in to conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra in a program featuring Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.