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Palm Beach Daily News Review

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On the Town

Interview with Leonard Slatkin on WKCP 89.7 FM, Classical South Florida.

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Berlioz: Le Corsaire, Op. 21

Hector Berlioz
B. Dec. 11, 1803 in La Côte-Saint-André, France
D. March 8, 1869 in Paris, France

Something of the complex psychological background of the Corsaire Overture can be read in the changes of title it went through: from La tour de Nice to Le corsaire rouge, to simply Le Corsaire (which literally translates as “pirate” in French). The overture dates, not from 1831, as is often stated, but from 1844, when Berlioz made his second trip to Nice. Exhausted from a series of concerts at the Festival of Industry in Paris, Berlioz went south, on his doctor’s orders. READ MORE

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