- Stéphane Denève conductor
Unrequited love and burning desire: banal and commonplace, but oh, so crucial for many artists. And so it was that an unattainable actress became the ideal muse for Hector Berlioz: she inspired him to create the most influential symphonic works in music history, Episode de la vie d'un Artiste... en cinq parties Op. 14, subtitled Symphonie Fantastique.
An intensely personal work about a sensitive young artist – who was rejected by the woman of his dreams.