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Concert Review: The New York Times (US)

The New York Times (US), 8 December 2013
Philadelphia Orchestra Performs Berlioz at Carnegie HallThere are many ways to read the "Symphonie Fantastique." Berlioz wrote the work in 1830 as an early example of what Liszt would come to call program music (as opposed to the instrumental works without story that anti-Lisztians would champion as "absolute music").