Berlioz, with cast of thousands!

October 17, 2015
 
Picture of Hector Berlioz

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In creating his "Requiem,” Hector Berlioz thought big! He wanted four small orchestras, a chorus of several hundred voices, four brass bands, an organ, and a tenor soloist. Its premier in 1837 was a memorial for French soldiers killed in Algeria, and it was a major success. Performances are few today, but it has been recorded many times over the years. On Saturday’s show at 11, we will sample some of the most successful recordings. 


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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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