Live Broadcast of the Final Concert of the Music Festival Season
Music's most famous stalker, Hector Berlioz, composed his Symphonie Fantastique to impress a famous actress after suicide threats and impassioned letters failed to move her. The symphony tells the story of a despiairng man poisoning himself with opium and having a series of dreams of ever-escalating sexual madness until he murders his beloved. The final two movements depict his decaptitation at the guillotine (complete with the sound of his head falling into a basket and then rolling down the street) and finally a hellish vision where his beloved is actually an agent of his damnation, mocking him through all eternity. Celebrate the final concert of the Aspen Music Festival live at the Tent, or with our live broadcast on Aspen Public Radio, this Sunday, August 19 at 4:00 pm. Host Chris Mohr walks you through the entire concert, which also includes highlights from Wagner's opera Die Walkure.