Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 / La Mort de Cleopatre

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Symphonie Fantastique Op 14 / La Mort de Cleopatre
Jessye Norman (soprano) / Orchestra de Paris / Daniel Barenboim

[ DG La Gran Musica / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 28 October 2005

COMES IN LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED 32-PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK WITH MINUTE-BY-MINUTE LISTENING GUIDE

EXCELLENT FOR SCHOOLS, BEGINNERS AND LISTENERS ALIKE

Includes a musical reference chart which gives you a quick, at-a-glance path through the music.

The listening guide which takes you through the music in detail, explains what is happening, increases your understanding and heightens your enjoyment of it.

Barenboim started piano lessons at the age of five with his mother, continuing to study with his father who remained his only teacher. In August 1950, when he was only seven years old, he gave his first formal concert in Buenos Aires.

In 1952, the Barenboim family moved to Israel. Two years later, in the summer of 1954, his parents brought him to Salzburg to take part in Igor Markevich 's conducting classes. During that summer he also met and played for Wilhelm Furtwängler. In 1955 he studied harmony and composition with Nadia Boulanger in Paris.

Tracks:

Symphonie Fantastique Op 14
La Mort de Cleopatre