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The Obsessive Love That Fueled Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique

A symphonic self portrait that premiered in 1830 has become one of the most-performed works in the orchestral repertoire. WRTI’s Susan Lewis discusses this epitome of romantic program music with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.

Explore an interactive feature about the Berlioz's work here.

http://youtu.be/WVbQ-oro7FQ

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Listen to more of Susan's interview with Michael Tilson Thomas, who on short notice in 2013, stepped in to conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra in a program featuring Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

As senior producer of arts and culture, Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and producer of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series, to which she also contributes weekly intermission interviews. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.