Keeping Score: Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique

Overview

Classical music expert Michael Tilson Thomas headlines this documentary examination of composer Hector Berlioz's "Symphonie fantastique." Thomas establishes the fact that the composition almost singlehandedly defined the Romantic movement within the classical repertoire, with its overwhelming outpouring of emotion. He also documents the original source of inspiration for the work: Berlioz's obsessive desire to win the heart of an actress. As an added bonus, the program features a full concert performance of the ...
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Overview

Classical music expert Michael Tilson Thomas headlines this documentary examination of composer Hector Berlioz's "Symphonie fantastique." Thomas establishes the fact that the composition almost singlehandedly defined the Romantic movement within the classical repertoire, with its overwhelming outpouring of emotion. He also documents the original source of inspiration for the work: Berlioz's obsessive desire to win the heart of an actress. As an added bonus, the program features a full concert performance of the work by The San Francisco Symphony.
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Special Features

Full-length concert performance of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique by the San Francisco Symphony; Documentary
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/2009
  • UPC: 821936002292
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Sfs Media
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:54:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 46,504

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Gary Halvorson Director
David Kennard Director, Producer
Joan Saffa Director, Producer
Michael Bronson Producer
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Keeping Score: Berlioz
   Play All
   Symphonie Fantastique
   Symphonie Fantastique Concert
   Extra Features
      Video - Inside the Orchestra
      About Keeping Score
      About Michael Tilson Thomas
      About San Francisco Symphony
   Trailers
      Ives Holidays Symphony
      Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
      Beethoven's Eroica
      Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
      Copland and the American Sound
      MTT on Music: The Making of a Performance
   Set Up
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         French
         German
         Chinese
         Chinese
         Subtitles Off
      Audio Options
         Dolby Digital 5.1
         Dolby Digital 2.0
   Credits
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