Symphonie Fantastique - Hector Berlioz
What an intriguing idea to want to transcribe one of Berlioz’s work for four accordions! What an even more curious idea to want to transcribe the Symphonie Fantastique and bring into their squeeze boxes this astounding and radical masterpiece, true breakthrough in the history of orchestra thanks to the introduction of rarely used, despised, or even forgotten instruments, in a celebration of sounds, and a magical demonstration of Berlioz’s Treatise of Modern Instrumentation and Orchestration.
Born only a few years apart only a few years apart, it took almost two two centuries for the accordion and the Symphonie Fantastique to finally meet. Fantastic finally meet. This meeting is not an opportunity to compete with the orchestral richness developed by developed by Berlioz - that would be a lost cause - but rather to propose a but rather to offer a chamber version, in which each instrumentalist plays a role, both musical and poetic...