Berlioz sesquicentennial and the remarkable Newman family


Amidst the roar of the crowds at the Australian Grand Prix across town, we take a bit of time to listen to the music of Hector Berlioz. Berlioz, a French composer was born in 1803 and passed away 8 March 1869 – 150 years ago this month. We take a listen to his best known work, the Symphonie Fantastique.

We also take a trip through the remarkable works of the Newman family – Alfred, Randy and Thomas.

Hector Berlioz, comp.
Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14: IV. Marche Au Supplice
Leonard Bernstein

Frédéric Chopin, comp.
Piano Concerto No. 2 In F Minor Op. 21 : II. Larghetto (1988 Digital Remaster)
Garrick Ohlsson & Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra & Jerzy Maksymiuk

Alfred Newman, comp.
20th Century Fox Fanfare (with Cinemascope Extension)
Intermezzo (From “How The West Was Won”)
The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Thomas Newman Dead Already (from the American Beauty soundtrack)

Pietro Mascagni, comp.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Riccardo Muti & Philharmonia Orchestra

Gabriel Fauré, comp.
Requiem op.48 IV. Pie Jesu
Philharmonia Orchestra

Franz Schubert, comp
Deutscher Tanz-Trio I-Trio II-Coda
Gidon Kremer & Gabrielle Lester & Diemut Poppen & Richard Lester & Chamber Orchestra Of Europe

Aaron Copland, comp
Down A Country Lane (1962)
Aaron Copland & London Symphony Orchestra

Joseph Haydn, comp
Piano Trio No. 45: II. Andantino Ed Innocentemente
Trio Wanderer