HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803-1869): Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 (two-piano version by Jean-François Heisser).
Catalogue Number: 02U029
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Reference: HMM 902503
Description: The instrument, a 1928 “piano vis-à-vis” is the main reason we offer this. As the notes put it: “...the expanded sound palette offered by the two-keyboard piano constructed by Pleyel and housed at Paris’s Museum of Music gives rise to unexpected colours emanating from the shared resonator box, and their fingerings (twenty fingers strong) can reproduce the minutest details of Berlioz’s dazzling, ground-breaking orchestral writing.” Jean-François Heisser, Marie-Joséphe Jude (piano).