HECTOR BERLIOZ (1808-1869): Symphonie fantastique (arr. Liszt [S.470]), Harold en Italie (arr. Liszt [S.472]).
Catalogue Number: 09N026
Label: Idil Biret Archive Edition
Description: Biret re-recorded the Symphonie for Naxos in 1992 but this is the original which made such a splash upon its release in 1979: "With confounding technical skill and an admirable musicality, Idil Biret has avanged pianists for the insult Berlioz once committed against them by ignoring them." - Le Matin (1979). Max Harrison in Gramophone and Donal Henahan in The New York Times were equally laudatory (but there is no space for their copy). The recording of Harold is brand-new. 2 CDs. Idil Biret (piano), Rusen Günes (viola). Original 1979 Finnadar LP release (Symphonie).