Symphonie fantastique, H 48 (Berlioz, Hector)

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Performances

Recordings

 I. Rȇveries - Passions
#91852 - 21.25MB - 15:13 -  7.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (27) - - !N/!N/!N - 12008x

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Carolus (2011/2/2)

 II. Un Bal
#91853 - 8.97MB - 6:15 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (16) - - !N/!N/!N - 6429x

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Carolus (2011/2/2)

 III. Scène aux champs
#91854 - 19.93MB - 14:54 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (17) - - !N/!N/!N - 4291x

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Carolus (2011/2/2)

 IV. Marche au supplice
#91855 - 8.18MB - 6:07 -  9.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (16) - - !N/!N/!N - 8131x

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Carolus (2011/2/2)

 V. Songe d'une nuit du sabbat
#91856 - 14.07MB - 10:24 -  8.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (19) - - !N/!N/!N - 8133x

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Carolus (2011/2/2)

Performer Pages:

DuPage Symphony Orchestra (orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)

Publisher Info.:

DuPage, IL: DuPage Symphony Orchestra

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Performed 9 October 2010, Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville. From Internet Archive.

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Synthesized/MIDI

 I. Rȇveries - Passions
#280862 - 14.26MB - 15:21 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 368x

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QuinnMason (2013/5/12)

 II. Un Bal
#280863 - 5.76MB - 6:04 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 214x

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QuinnMason (2013/5/12)

 III. Scène aux champs
#280864 - 13.78MB - 14:49 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 150x

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QuinnMason (2013/5/12)

 IV. Marche au supplice
#280865 - 4.64MB - 4:51 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 306x

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QuinnMason (2013/5/12)

 V. Songe d'une nuit du sabbat
#280866 - 9.76MB - 10:26 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 278x

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QuinnMason (2013/5/12)

Performers:

Garritan Personal Orchestra

Publisher Info.:

Quinn Mason

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

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Sheet Music

Full Scores

 Complete Score
#24830 - 35.02MB, 148 pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (24) - V/V/V - 47099x

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Daphnis (2008/11/25)

 Complete Score (low res)
#01107 - 26.18MB, 148 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (24) - V/V/V - 16638x

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Wai Ki (2006/7/24)

PMLP03653-berlioz symphonie fantastique.pdf
Editor:

Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)

Publisher Info.:

Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie I, Band 1.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1900. Plate H.B. 1

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Apparently, the editors made the decision to swap several of the trombone and ophicleide (or tuba, in this case) parts in the fourth movement, completely eliminating the third trombone's infamous pedal tones.

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 I. Rȇveries – Passions (EU)
#108889 - 3.02MB, 39 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (19) - C*/68/V* - 12847x

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Madcapellan (2011/7/12)

 II. Un Bal (EU)
#108890 - 1.98MB, 28 pp. -  9.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (18) - C*/68/V* - 8326x

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Madcapellan (2011/7/12)

 III. Scène aux champs (EU)
#108891 - 1.48MB, 19 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (15) - C*/68/V* - 6160x

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Madcapellan (2011/7/12)

 IV. Marche au supplice (EU)
#108892 - 1.58MB, 23 pp. -  7.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (18) - C*/68/V* - 12889x

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Madcapellan (2011/7/12)

 V. Songe d’une nuit du sabbat (EU)
#108893 - 3.60MB, 51 pp. -  7.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (19) - C*/68/V* - 14301x

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Madcapellan (2011/7/12)

Editor:

Nicholas Temperley (1932*)

Publisher Info.:

Hector Berlioz: New Edition of the Complete Works, vol.16 (pp.5-164).
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1971. Plate BA 5456 (issued 1972)

URTEXT EDITION 
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Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD US [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

600 dpi

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Parts

Complete

 Flute 1, 2 (Piccolo)
#38328 - 2.57MB, 26 (14, 12) pp. -  8.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 8132x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/8/29)

 Oboe 1, 2 (English Horn)
#38329 - 1.88MB, 20 (12, 8) pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 7290x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/8/29)

 Clarinet 1 (in B, A, C, E), 2 (in B, A, C)
#38330 - 2.28MB, 24 (12, 12) pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/V/V - 12868x

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 Bassoon 1 & 3, 2 & 4
#38331 - 1.98MB, 20 (10, 10) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 8511x

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 Horn 1, 2 (in E, E, F, low B), 3, 4 (in C, E)
#38332 - 2.88MB, 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 7109x

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 Trombones 1, 2, 3, Ophicleïdes 1, 2
#38334 - 1.39MB, 17 (3, 3, 4, 4, 3) pp. -  8.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/V/V - 12888x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/8/29)

 Percussion (Bells, Cymbals, Bass Drum, Snare Drum)
#38335 - 0.67MB, 9 pp. -  8.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V/V/V - 5114x

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 Timpani
#38336 - 0.94MB, 10 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 5764x

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 Harps 1, 2
#38337 - 0.74MB, 8 (4, 4) pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 3436x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/8/29)

 Violins I
#38338 - 2.05MB, 19 pp. -  8.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (11) - V/V/V - 10891x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/8/29)

 Violins II
#38339 - 1.87MB, 18 pp. -  6.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - V/V/V - 5305x

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 Viola
#38340 - 1.93MB, 19 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - V/V/V - 5655x

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 Cellos
#26243 - 1.84MB, 18 pp. -  6.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7) - V/V/V - 6427x

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Generoso (2009/1/4)

 Bass
#38341 - 1.42MB, 15 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 5861x

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Perlnerd666 (2009/8/29)

PMLP03653-Berlioz-SymFantastique.Flute.pdf
Editor:

Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1910)

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.

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IV. Marche au supplice (March to the Scaffold)

 Clarinets 1, 2 (transposed to B)
#47982 - 0.21MB, 4 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - !N/!N/!N - 1497x

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Abcd31 (2009/12/4)

PMLP03653-Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, mvt. 4, clarinets 1 & 2 in Bb.pdf
Editor:

Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)

Publisher Info.:

abcd31

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Source: Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1910)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For Piano 4 hands (Bannelier)

 Complete Score
#204493 - 5.02MB, 108 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 1162x

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Aldona Jones (2012/4/15)

SIBLEY1802.11400.fa67-39087031985205score.pdf
Arranger:

Charles Bannelier (1840-1899)

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Brandus et Cie., n.d.(ca.1878). Plate B. et Cie. 12358

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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For Piano 4 hands (Singer)

 Complete Score
#22274 - 8.64MB, 76 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 2246x

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Morel (2008/9/24)

PMLP03653-Berlioz-Singer Symphony fantastique Op14 piano 4 hands.pdf
Arranger:

Otto Singer II (1863–1931)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. Plate 9290

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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For Piano solo (Liszt)

 Complete Score (S.470)
#01994 - 2.30MB, 69 (i, #3-70) pp. -  4.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 8390x

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Physicist (2006/10/28)

 Complete Score (S.470) [color scan]
#08287 - 19.75MB, 69 (i, #3-70) pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 2292x

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Funper (2007/6/20)

Liszt - Symphonie Fantastique (piano reduction).pdf
Arranger:

Franz Liszt (1811–1886)

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Trentsensky & Vieweg, No.1134, n.d.(1836). Plate T.et V. 2324.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Incomplete Score - movements 1–3 (S.470/1–3)
#08288 - 4.48MB, 54 [see below] pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1505x

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Funper (2007/6/20)

Liszt - S470 Symphonie Fantastique (leuckart).pdf
Arranger:

Franz Liszt (1811–1886)

Editor:

Second edition

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: F.E.C. Leuckart, n.d.(1876?). Plate F.E.C.L. 2829.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

4th mov. nonexistent, 5th mov. partial (only 9 last pages)
Page configuration:
(1: cover, 2-3: preface, 4-45 (#2–43), [missing #44-60], 46-54 (#61–69); music)

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Selections

For Piano solo (Liszt)
See: L'idée fixe, S.470a/1, by Franz Liszt

II. Un bal

For Piano solo (Liszt)

 Un bal (S.470/2)
#68071 - 23.20MB, 15 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 2117x

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Funper (2010/6/15)

PMLP137497-S470A.PDF
Arranger:

Franz Liszt (1811–1886)

Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: Schlesinger, n.d.(1834). Plate S.2677.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

From the Ruth Dana Collection of Liszt Editions.

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IV. Marche au supplice (March to the Scaffold)

For Piano solo (Liszt)

 Marche au supplice (S.470a/2)
#68232 - 23.20MB, 15 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 2884x

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Funper (2010/6/16)

PMLP137757-S470B.PDF
Arranger:

Franz Liszt (1811–1886)

Editor:

First edition

Publisher Info.:

Winterthur: J. Rieter-Biedermann, n.d.(1866). Plate 466.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

A later transcripton than S.470/4
From the Ruth Dana Collection of Liszt Editions.

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General Information

Work Title Symphonie fantastique
Alternative Title Fantastic Symphony
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue Number Œuvre 14 ; H 48
Key C minor–C major
Movements/Sections 5 movements
I. Rêveries – Passions. Largo – Allegro agitato e appassionato assai – Religiosamente
II. Un bal. Valse. Allegro non troppo
III. Scène aux champs. Adagio
IV. Marche au supplice. Allegretto non troppo
V. Songe d’une nuit de sabbat. Larghetto – Allegro
Year/Date of Composition 1830
First Publication 1845
Dedication Nicholas I of Russia
Average Duration 55 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd also English Horn), 2 clarinets, 4 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, 2 ophicleïdes
timpani (4 players), bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, chimes, 4 harps, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Online scores (Scorch format) at the Hector Berlioz website
Keeping Score - Symphonie fantastique (San Francisco Symphony)
Symphonie fantastique - scores at Sheet Music Plus


Misc. Comments

Publication History

  • Berlin, Paris, Moskou: Symphonie Fantastique / composé par / H. Berlioz / pour Piano seul / par / F. Liszt. / […] / Berlin, chez Ad. Mt. Schlesinger; Paris, M. Schlesinger; Moskou Lehnhold. S. 2677 [S. 2677 A. = Un Bal]. 1834.
  • Vienne: Episode / de la Vie d’ un Artiste. / Grande Symphonie Fantastique / par / Hector Berlioz / Oeuv: 4. / Arrangée / pour le Pianoforte / par / F. Lisst. [sic!] / No. 2824 / […] / Vienne, chez Trentsensky & Vieweg. / Graben, No. 1134 [this is the adress]; T. et V. 2824. April/Mai 1836. [see Hofmeister Monatsberichte: "Episode de la Vie d’un Artiste. Grande Simphonie fantastique arr. p. Pfte. par F. Liszt. Oe. 4, in Cm"]
  • Paris: 1845, Œuvre 14 (full score)
  • Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d., as part of Hector Berlioz Werke (1900–07), Serie I, Band I, edited by Charles Malherbe and Felix Weingartner
  • Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1972, BA 5456, as part of New Berlioz Edition (1967–2005), Volume 16, edited by Nicholas Temperley
Reprint – study score, TP 331, 1998
Compositions and Literary Works by Hector Berlioz
Operas

Les francs-juges, H 23 · Benvenuto Cellini, H 76 · Les Troyens, H 133 · Béatrice et Bénédict, H 138

Symphonies

Symphonie fantastique, H 48 · Harold en Italie, H 68 · Roméo et Juliette, H 79 · Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale, H 80

Concert Overtures

Grande ouverture de Waverley, H 26 · Grande ouverture du Roi Lear, H 53 · Intrata di Rob-Roy MacGregor, H 54 · Le carnaval romain, H 95 · Le Corsaire, H 101

Liturgical works

Messe solennelle, H 20 · Grande messe des morts, H 75 · Te Deum, H 118

Other choral works

Lélio, ou le retour à la vie, H 55 · La damnation de Faust, H 111 · Tristia, H 119 · Vox populi, H 120 · L’enfance du Christ, H 130

Songs and cantatas

Herminie, H 29 · Cléopâtre, H 36 · Irlande, H 38 · Les nuits d’été, H 81 · Feuillets d’album, H 121 · Fleurs des landes, H 124

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