This is the opening concert in the 25th International Izmir Festival
Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique tells the story of a poet's opium-induced dream, in which he sees visions of the object of his unrequited love, who in the music is described by an idée fixe or recurring musical theme. From a ball, to a scene in the country, to the poet's death on the scaffold and finally a wild witches' sabbath, this descriptive music is vivid in its depictions.
More concerts with Esa-Pekka Salonen:
Aug 29 2013, 19:30 - Royal Albert Hall
Esa Pekka Salonen conducts Bruckner at BBC Proms 2013
Jun 10 2013, 00:00 - Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Salonen take his Lutosławski centenary to Paris