Support
provided by:
close
 

Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz
Getty Images/Hulton Archive

Hector Berlioz.

Hector Berlioz artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Reneé Fleming (right) and Susan Graham — two "cheerful Americans" often mistaken for each other — are planning an intimate evening of French song.

January 23, 2013 The two opera stars will conjure the intimate atmosphere of the 19th-century Parisian salon.

Flight into Egypt

December 21, 2009 Hear the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and soloists perform Berlioz's vivid story of the holy family.

ListenPlaylist

Interviews & Profiles

Which composers would you invite to your Thanksgiving table?

November 18, 2011 Commentator Miles Hoffman invites an eclectic group of long-gone composers to Thanksgiving dinner.

ListenPlaylist

Tudor City album cover

June 5, 2010 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an extra-wide variety of new CDs.

ListenPlaylist

The fifth and final movement of the Symphonie fantastique is set at a witches' Sabbath.

October 27, 2009 Hear a musical treat for Halloween that still sounds fiercely psychedelic and sweepingly romantic.

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

July 14, 2009 Commentator Miles Hoffman presents a guided tour through the music of the French Revolution.

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

October 23, 2008 Politicians aren't the only ones to use their influence to alter public opinion about their rivals.

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

July 6, 2007 Soprano Regine Crespin was praised for the subtlety and quality of her operatic interpretations.

Discover Songs

The Annual Deceptive Cadence Halloween Puzzler

October 28, 2010 Test your knowledge of creepy classics by taking this interactive Halloween quiz. If you dare.

thumbnail

July 14, 2009 Commentator Miles Hoffman presents a guided tour through the music of the French Revolution.

ListenPlaylist

Reviews

Robin Ticciati conducts beyond his years in a debut recording with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

July 17, 2012 Robin Ticciati's boyish looks belie a seasoned approach to Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

Conductor Nicholas McGegan's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra label, PBP, has released two live concert recordings featuring the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.

August 2, 2011 The late mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson lives on in new, previously unreleased recordings.

ListenPlaylist

Tudor City album cover

June 5, 2010 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an extra-wide variety of new CDs.

ListenPlaylist

More Stories

Colin Davis found power in humility later in his career — and one astonished music journalist.

April 17, 2013 Colin Davis was completely at peace with himself, a confidence that radiated like a sacred aura.

ListenPlaylist

In Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, he imagines his own march to the guillotine.

March 7, 2013 In Hector Berlioz's creepy symphonic fantasy, brass snarl and winds shriek like feral beasts.

Dmitri Shostakovich topped our informal "who's the most badass composer" poll.

June 27, 2011 An idle query on Twitter ignites a fun debate.

thumbnail

June 19, 2009 Reluctant romance headlines an operatic take on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

ListenPlaylist

thumbnail

October 24, 2008 The Halloween candy might be sweet, but not these timless creepy classics.

NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

Hear Chopin's music in performance and perspective.

Search for your
favorite artist

Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

Enjoy archival interviews and performances from the folk revivalist.

Search for your
favorite artist

Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

Search for your
favorite artist

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

Search for your
favorite artist

Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

Search for your
favorite artist

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

Hear performances and profiles of the jazz innovator's work.

Search for your
favorite artist

Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

Search for your
favorite artist

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

Search for your
favorite artist

Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

Search for your
favorite artist

M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

Search for your
favorite artist

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Hear concerts and interviews with the grandiose art-rock band.

Search for your
favorite artist

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Purchase Featured Music

Berlioz: Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Berlioz: Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale
  • Artist: John Wallace
  • Label: Nimbus
  • Released: 1989
 

Joseph Haydn: Paris Symphonies, Nos. 85, 86, 87

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Joseph Haydn: Paris Symphonies, Nos. 85, 86, 87
  • Artist: Bruno Weil
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 1994
 

30th Anniversary Anthology

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: 30th Anniversary Anthology
  • Artist: Edith Piaf
  • Label: Angel
  • Released: 1994
 

Berlioz: La Marseillase; Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet; Three Excerpts from the Damnation of Faust

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Berlioz: La Marseillase; Love Scene from Romeo & Juliet; Three Excerpts from the Damnation of Faust
  • Artist: David Zinman
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 1988
 

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
  • Artist: Robin Ticciati
  • Label: Linn Records
  • Released: 2012
 

Arias from Operas & Oratorios

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Arias from Operas & Oratorios
  • Artist: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
  • Released: 2011
 

Recital: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson at Ravinia

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Recital: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson at Ravinia
  • Artist: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
  • Released: 2011
 

Berlioz: Nuits d'Ete; Handel: Arias

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Berlioz: Nuits d'Ete; Handel: Arias
  • Artist: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson
  • Released: 2011
 

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana/Igor Stravinsky:The Firebird Suite

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Carl Orff: Carmina Burana/Igor Stravinsky:The Firebird Suite
  • Artist: Leopold Stokowski
  • Label: EMI
  • Released: 1994
 

Instrument of the Devil

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Instrument of the Devil
  • Artist: Rachel Barton Pine
  • Label: Cedille
  • Released: 1998
 

Mephisto Magic

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Mephisto Magic
  • Artist: Georg Solti
  • Label: London
  • Released: 1994
 

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14; Love Scene from Roméo et Juliette

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14; Love Scene from Roméo et Juliette
  • Artist: Paavo Järvi
  • Label: Telarc
 

Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals
  • Artist: Charles Dutoit
  • Label: London
  • Released: 1986
 

Berlioz: Les Nuits D'ete

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Berlioz: Les Nuits D'ete
  • Artist: Regine Crespin
  • Released: 2007
 

Prima Dona in Paris

Purchase Music

close

Purchase Featured Music

  • Album: Prima Dona in Paris
  • Artist: Regine Crespin