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business of the night can then begin: first the Dies irae (bars 127-221), Symphonie Fantastique: 1st Movement: Rêveries - Passions: 2nd Movement: Un Bal: 3rd Movement: Scène Aux Champs (Part 1) 3rd Movement: Scène Aux Champs (Conclusion) 4th Movement: Marche Au Supplice: 5th Movement: Songe D'une Nuit Du Sabbat The allegro is in The composition of this To me, it was the perfect way to celebrate October 31 st, Halloween! In the 1855 preface, a different outlook towards the work's programmatic undertones is established by Berlioz:[4]. 14 に関するリリース、レビュー、トラックリスト、おすすめなどを発見し、Hector Berlioz, Bruno Walter, Paris Conservatory Orchestra* のコレクションを完成させましょう。 The nearest model available at the Pastoral Symphony, written in the same luminous key of F major, and [9] The sound of distant thunder at the end of the movement is a striking passage for four timpani.[6]. though each time in a different form (cf. 348-524). The drug is too feeble to kill… The Symphonie fantastique has five movements rather than the usual four. Berlioz is evident in the work, but no less evident is Berlioz’s originality In this case the invisible orchestra is placed on the stage of a theatre behind the lowered curtain. rondo in form, makes a complete contrast with the first. and Berlioz’s orchestration of Weber’s Invitation to the Dance. In 1831, Berlioz wrote a lesser-known sequel to the work, Lélio, for actor, soloists, chorus, piano and orchestra. Symphonie fantastique: Épisode de la vie d'un artiste … en cinq parties (Fantastical Symphony: Episode in the Life of an Artist … in Five Sections) Op. Fantastique II: Un Bal , (1) version without solo subjected to musical vilification and quickly dismissed (bars 21-78). The following programme should be distributed to the audience every time the Symphonie fantastique is performed dramatically and thus followed by the monodrama of Lélio which concludes and completes the episode in the life of an artist. taken from an early song composed by Berlioz, cf. It begins with a mysterious introduction that creates an atmosphere of impending excitement, followed by a passage dominated by two harps; then the flowing waltz theme appears, derived from the idée fixe at first,[7] then transforming it. It does not need to be repeated at length here The mood of isolation which pervades the movement is, however, very [6] The idée fixe returns in the middle of the movement, played by oboe and flute. The movement is notable As the work cannot rely on the assistance of speech, the plan of the instrumental drama needs to be set out in advance. In adapting the piece for the Symphonie At the end of the march, the first four bars of the idée fixe reappear like a final thought of love interrupted by the fatal blow.     — Score in large format I: Rêveries, passions The movement is also the freest in form of the symphony’s five movements, though is The following programme must therefore be considered as the spoken text of an opera, which serves to introduce musical movements and to motivate their character and expression. The Symphonie fantastique is unthinkable without Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ and Fifth, and without Weber’s Der Freischu?tz. different from Beethoven’s celebration of nature in dance and song. full score of the work published in his lifetime. Texts     — Score in large format major to F major, the treatment of the theme in the symphony is much more Distant sound of thunder... solitude... silence. figures as a theme, the idée fixe, which recurs in every movement, reality in the first three movements the music moves to the world of imagined Symphonie Fantastique: the symphony’s programme (1845 and 1855 versions) by Hector Berlioz [Note: between 1830 and 1855 Berlioz made a number of changes to the programme of the symphony, which is given here in the two principal versions, that of the first edition of the score in 1845, and that of 1855. beloved, remembers her on the scaffold, but the melody is abruptly cut off by In 1827, while Berlioz was studying at the Paris Conservatoire, he developed a typically all consuming passion for Harriet Smithson, an Irish actress whom he saw perform a number of works by Shakespeare. The composer's intention has been to develop various episodes in the life of an artist, in so far as they lend themselves to musical treatment. © Michel Austin for all scores and text on this page. theme. "Marche au supplice" - "March to the scaffold", V. "Songe d'une nuit du sabbat" - "Dream of a witches' Sabbath", "Leonard Bernstein – Young People's Concerts", Translation of Berlioz's program notes to the, The Hector Berlioz Website: Berlioz Music Scores, International Music Score Library Project, Complete performance of the symphony by the London Symphony Orchestra accompanied by visual illustrations, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Symphonie_fantastique&oldid=992229912, Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from October 2019, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2018, Articles with International Music Score Library Project links, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Épisode de la vie d'un artiste ... en cinq parties, "Rêveries – Passions" (Reveries – Passions) – C minor/C major, "Scène aux champs" (Scene in the Fields) – F major, "Marche au supplice" (March to the Scaffold) – G minor, "Songe d'une nuit du sabbat" (Dream of a Witches' Sabbath) – C minor/C major, At bar 21, the tempo changes to Allegro and the metre to, At bar 222, the "witches' round dance" motif is repeatedly stated in the strings, to be interrupted by three syncopated notes in the brass.     — Score in large format 24.03.2000; revised 20.11.2001), Symphonie In the first score from 1845, he writes:[4]. The idée fixe is heard twice, in bars 120-162 The programme on which the symphony was initially based of the idée symphony, as well as the pivotal point in the drama: from the world of imagined attempted in this kind of music before. is thus substantially different from the original of 1830, which can no longer Harriet did not attend the premiere in 1830, but she heard the work in 1832 and realized Berlioz's genius. A transcription of bars 175-196 as notated in the original Symphonie fantastique Hector Berlioz Born in La Côte-Saint-André, France, December 11, 1803; died in Paris, March 8, 1869 "What a ferment of musical ideas there is in me! sonata form, but hardly has a second subject. [1], Leonard Bernstein described the symphony as the first musical expedition into psychedelia because of its hallucinatory and dream-like nature, and because history suggests Berlioz composed at least a portion of it under the influence of opium. At the end one of the shepherds resumes his ranz des vaches; the other one no longer answers. there are intentional echoes, notably the discreet allusions to the bird song of score is available on this site; in The fifth movement is the most obviously provocative of the whole symphony and goes well beyond anything that had been attempted in this kind of music before. The main and Documents; Berlioz The autograph score of the symphony contains a part for Symphonie fantastique is a piece of program music that tells the story of an artist gifted with a lively imagination who has poisoned himself with opium in the depths of despair because of hopeless, unrequited love. this notation the crescendi and decrescendi of the timpani do not reproduce as While noteworthy, the choice is not unprecedented, for Beethoven had written a five-movement symphony in 1808, the Sixth Symphony, called the Pastoral Symphony.Although each movement of Beethoven's symphony has a picturesque title, there was no printed program; in this … alludes to it, and prepares the listener for the first full statement of the The fifth and final movement finds the young man presen… particular, there is no adequate equivalent for the deep bells that Berlioz had cornet (duration 5'57") The impact that Beethoven had on Berlioz then wrote Symphonie fantastique as a way to express his unrequited love. tempestuous first movement. Symphonie fantastique, Op. 5 Field, 81. Too weak to result in death, the opium plunges him into a heavy sleep accompanied by strange visions. The symphony has five movements, instead of four as was conventional for symphonies of the time: Each movement depicts an episode in the protagonist's life that is described by Berlioz in the program notes to the 1845 score. It is an important piece of the early Romantic period. be reconstructed in full detail. 1828-9 (H 33), as though these were two versions of the same idea. One evening in the countryside he hears two shepherds in the distance dialoguing with their ranz des vaches; this pastoral duet, the setting, the gentle rustling of the trees in the wind, some causes for hope that he has recently conceived, all conspire to restore to his heart an unaccustomed feeling of calm and to give to his thoughts a happier colouring. and Documents). • What is the mood of this fifth movement and how does it fit into the story of the symphony?     — Score in large format III: Scène aux champs Fantastique I: Rêveries, passions (duration 13'32") 14, is a program symphony written by the French composer Hector Berlioz in 1830. – a practice followed by Berlioz himself in his concert tours when suitable I think this really is a fantastic symphony – not only in name. La Côte-Saint-André, France / December 11, 1803; d. Paris, France / March 8, 1869. Two technical points on this movement: Impressions.     — Score in large format The first performance was at the Paris Conservatoire on 5 December 1830. in opening up new paths that Beethoven had not explored, and the sound world of proper col legno sound for the violins and violas in bars 444-60: a in 1828 put Berlioz firmly on the path of symphonic music. Symphonie fantastique also constituted the largest-scale symphony composed by anyone to that time, with its five movements spanning nearly an hour and a dauntingly large orchestra that employed new wind instruments—such as the ophicleide (predecessor of the tuba) and the valve trumpet —as well as doubling on the harp and timpani parts. for its scoring, at once delicate and brilliant, and the use of two harps gives "Scène aux champs" - "Scene in the country", IV. 87-102), then again more quietly in the concluding pages (bars 150-4). The next moment [and the fifth movement, ... Andrew Davis conducts the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique at the BBC Proms on Tuesday 19 August. Fantastique II: Un Bal, (2) version with solo cornet (duration 5'57") here in two versions, the first without and the second with the cornet part. the fall of the guillotine and the concluding uproar (bar 164 to the end of the of visions – the different movements of the symphony – in which his beloved 7'06") The dance of the witches combined with the Dies irae. Marguerite in the Huit Scènes de Faust composed not much earlier, in The transitions from this state of dreamy melancholy, interrupted by occasional upsurges of aimless joy, to delirious passion, with its outbursts of fury and jealousy, its returns of tenderness, its tears, its religious consolations – all this forms the subject of the first movement. After a series of long and stormy developments the The fifth movement is the most obviously Berlioz wrote extensively in his memoirs of his trials and tribulations in having this symphony performed, due to a lack of capable harpists and harps, especially in Germany. The two finally met and were married on 3 October 1833. IV: Marche au supplice the Memoirs by the whirlwind which brings the waltz to a brilliant close. 470). This mingled hope and fear, these ideas of happiness, disturbed by dark premonitions, form the subject of the adagio. 1930: Great Britain, Russia, and France (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008), 703. The second movement is a waltz in 38. in bars 4 and 15, and the rolls for timpani and bass drum in bars 306, 311 and The shepherd’s piping heard in the introduction (bars 1-20), then The origins of the movement are complex, though Shakespeare, as presented by the Irish actress, Harriet Smithson, changed Berlioz's life forever. The Dies irae et Ronde du Sabbat Ensemble section is at bar 414. He dreams that he has killed his beloved, that he is condemned, led to the scaffold and is witnessing his own execution. The idée fixe pervades the volatile and Rather than amplifying the musical experience through complex rhythms and melodies, it has been used to undermine the semblance of a rhythm in the music and expose the audience to repeated fragments rather than a whole new element. Many, finding the story distasteful, were aghast that a composer would put into music something so explicitly autobiographical. Listen to the recording of Symphonie Fantastique, by Berlioz and answer the following questions: • What is the "Dies irae," and what does it represent in music? in its complete form, then more briefly in bars 302-319 before being swept away The movement recalls The Symphonie Fantastique was initially composed in 1830 and first performed in December of the same year under the direction of Habeneck. (2) In order to obtain a semblance of crescendo and decrescendo on the timpani using shorter note values than what Berlioz wrote (bars 177, 182-3, 188-9; the In the Italian Maestro's entire career Toscanini thought so much of the Symphonie Fantastique that he only played the 4th and 5th movements, and those quite rarely, in concert; he never recorded a note of the piece. the time, the Wolf’s Glen scene at the end of Act II of Weber’s Der revolutionary masterpiece marked a breakthrough in the composer’s career, at 1800 to ca. The movement is presented subsequent years and did not publish it until 1845. II: Un Bal You take a trip, you wind up screaming at your own funeral."[2][3]. I. The Symphonie Fantastique has always been the work The theme had already been used by Berlioz in his cantata Herminie the end of the second movement of the Pastoral Symphony in bar 67 and After attending a performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet on 11 September 1827, Berlioz fell in love with the Irish actress Harriet Smithson who had played the role of Ophelia. 3 Symphonie fantastique, in an unusual move for symphonies of the period, also consisted of five parts. elaborate and varied; the movement is in effect a set of variations on the main     — Score in large format composed mainly in 1826 and revised in 1829. 4-5), is now known to have been used previously in the Gratias of his According to Bernstein, "Berlioz tells it like it is. in mind (bars 102-223) and instead a piano sound has been used for this passage Berlioz's spectacular Symphonie fantastique is truly fantastic, says Jane Jones. The score calls for a total of over 90 instrumentalists, the most of any symphony written to that time. Fantastique V: Songe d’une Nuit du Sabbat (duration 10'51") written for the Prix de Rome of 1828 (H 29), though it is much more Beyond this the movement is also an obvious homage to Beethoven whose discovery following. The funeral knell tolls, burlesque parody of the Dies irae, the dance of the witches. same applies to a few passages earlier, bars 14, 16, 159). 4 A. Peter Brown, The European Symphony from ca. Under the influence If the symphony is performed on its own as a concert piece this arrangement is no longer necessary: one may even dispense with distributing the programme and keep only the title of the five movements. Franz Liszt made a piano transcription of the symphony in 1833 (S. 470). [8] However, conductors Jean Martinon, Colin Davis, Otto Klemperer, Gustavo Dudamel, John Eliot Gardiner, Charles Mackerras, Jos van Immerseel and Leonard Slatkin have employed this part for cornet in performances of the symphony. 4) Berlioz completed the Symphonie Fantastique in 1830, when he was 26 years old. "Rêveries – Passions" - "Daydreams - Passions", III. chapter movement). 45 in relation to Harold in Italy). and his music: self-borrowings. The opening melody of the slow introduction (itself 316. stormy middle episode in the wind and in a modified form in the basses (bars Symphonie Fantastique: The Hopeless Romantic's Guide to Nineteenth Century Program Music 1 Inspired by the great philosophers, poets and storytellers of his day, Berlioz was one of the first composers who sought to merge drama and music into a single genre through the medium of his own creative and highly innovative soundscape. bells were not available.    (file created on 18.12.2000), Symphonie Freischütz, is only partly comparable: it uses a mixture of speech, song, The third movement is a slow movement, marked Adagio, in 68. end of the movement alludes retrospectively to the introduction. The score calls for a total of over 90 instruments: Berlioz specified at least 15 1st violins, 15 2nd violins, 10 violas, 11 celli and 9 basses on the score. . again at the close of the movement (bars 175-96), recalls through its similarity [4] From the revised preface and notes, it can be seen how Berlioz, later in his life, downplayed the programmatic aspect of the work. nightmare in the last two. The second movement, an elegant waltz rather like a 14 Hector Berlioz b. It begins with: Berlioz salvaged this theme from his abandoned Messe solennelle. The fourth movement originated as a march of the solo cornet added by Berlioz at a later date, but not reproduced by him in the     (file created on during his trip to Italy 14, is a program symphony written by the French composer Hector Berlioz in 1830. Berlioz wrote this description of the symphony, “A young musician poisons himself with opium in a fit of amorous despair. Symphonie Fantastique is cast in five movements: the first a dream, the second a ball where the artist is haunted by the sight of his beloved. [citation needed] It is here that the listener is introduced to the theme of the artist's beloved, or the idée fixe. The movement proceeds as a march filled with blaring horns and rushing passages, and scurrying figures that later show up in the last movement. When she left Paris, they had still not met. Fantastique Berlioz added a strikingly unexpected reference to the beginning The author hopes that the symphony provides on its own sufficient musical interest independently of any dramatic intention. Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique was so novel and so shocking—for its program and its music—that it immediately caused an uproar, in the press, from other composers, even from Berlioz’s friends. Berlioz fuses the different elements together to form a seamless whole. The climactic finale combines the somber Dies Irae melody, now in A minor, with the fugue of the Ronde du Sabbat, building to a modulation into E-flat major, then chromatically into C major, ending on a C chord. This is the fifth and final movement from French romantic composer Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, which is otherwise known as An Episode in the Life of an Artist. More than most other orchestral pieces in Berlioz this The movement is the only one to feature the two harps, providing the glamour and sensual richness of the ball, and may also symbolize the object of the young man's affection. A young musician of extraordinary sensibility and abundant imagination, in the depths of despair because of hopeless love, has poisoned himself with opium. In part, it is because Berlioz rejected writing the more symmetrical melodies then in academic fashion, and instead looked for melodies that were "so intense in every note as to defy normal harmonization", as Schumann put it. Berlioz originally wrote for 1 serpent and one ophicleide, but quickly switched to two ophicleides after the serpent proved to be difficult to use. under the direction of Habeneck. Strange sounds, groans, outbursts of laughter; distant shouts which seem to be answered by more shouts. They exist in two principal versions – one from 1845 in the first score of the work and the second from 1855. Before the musical depiction of his execution, there is a brief, nostalgic recollection of the idée fixe in a solo clarinet, as though representing the last conscious thought of the soon-to-be-executed man.[2]. early Messe Solennelle of 1824-5 (rediscovered in 1991), though as well as a change of key from E (1) In several places in this movement the viola section is divided in two. been notated in full and not in abbreviated form, notably the string sextuplets Now that I have broken the chains of routine I see an immense plain laid out before me which academic rules once forbade me to enter. his mature work as a symphonic composer. By a strange anomaly, the beloved image never presents itself to the artist's mind without being associated with a musical idea, in which he recognizes a certain quality of passion, but endowed with the nobility and shyness which he credits to the object of his love.This melodic image and its model keep haunting him ceaselessly like a double idée fixe. Symphonie This explains the constant recurrence in all the movements of the symphony of the melody which launches the first allegro. they are meant to. The first movement is radical in its harmonic outline, building a vast arch back to the home key; while similar to the sonata form of the classical period, Parisian critics regarded this as unconventional. In rolls at the close of the movement, it has been necessary to notate some bars The Symphony and Its Movements. This was the first of four symphonies that Berlioz composed and with it he firmly made a break from the norms established by Beethoven for the symphonic form. V: Songe d’une Nuit du Sabbat, See also Texts Oh yes, another reviewer compares Paray and Toscanini in this performance. provocative of the whole symphony and goes well beyond anything that had been fixe, briefly alluded to early in the movement (bars 38-41), reappears in the [4] These program notes are quoted in each section below. coming together of the two as the music hurtles to its headlong conclusion (bars Discogs で Hector Berlioz, Bruno Walter, Paris Conservatory Orchestra* - Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. Rhythmic distortion of the idée fixe indicates the transformation of … (A major; triple meter) This movement begins with a special effect. This leads into the.     (file created on 9.2.2001). Performances and recordings of It is an important piece of the early Romantic period. The full orchestral fortissimo dynamic that begins this passage signals the arrival of the Beloved with a diabolical brass fanfare. specifically: Fantastique IV: Marche au supplice (duration The artist finds himself in the most diverse situations in life, in the tumult of a festive party, in the peaceful contemplation of the beautiful sights of nature, yet everywhere, whether in town or in the countryside, the beloved image keeps haunting him and throws his spirit into confusion. Another feature of this movement is that Berlioz added a part for solo cornet to his autograph score, although it was not included in the score published in his lifetime. This page was last edited on 4 December 2020, at 04:54. of opium (in the 1855 version), a young and sensitive artist (Berlioz himself), experiences a series of key, instrumental colour (the use of the cor anglais) and mood the romance of The symphony was the work that made Berlioz famous. 20.11.2001), Symphonie the symphony sometimes include this part for cornet. atmosphere (bars 1-20), the idée fixe makes its last appearance, only to be In Symphonic Fantastique, Berlioz utilizes an idée fixe, a theme that appears in all five of his movements and lends unity to the piece as a whole. Berlioz however revised the work extensively The Symphonie Fantastique was With its full title reading Symphonie Fantastique: Épisode de la vie d’un artiste en cinq parties (Fantastical Symphony: An Episode in the Life of an Artist, in Five Parts), the work lends itself to being autobiographical.The first performance was at the Paris Conservatoire in 1830. actually very carefully constructed. The first performance was at the Paris Conservatoire on 5 December 1830. his Memoirs chapter In The long third movement is the musical heart of the The symphony is played by an orchestra consisting of 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets (1st doubling E-flat clarinet), 4 bassoons, 4 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, 2 ophicleides (originally one ophicleide and one serpent), 2 pairs of timpani, snare drum, cymbals, bass drum, bells in C and G, 2 harps, and strings. give a very imperfect idea of its extraordinary range of sonorities. As I listened to Symphonic Fantastique, I saw Berlioz’s idée fixe as representing a combination of operatic leitmotifs and the ritornellos or thematic repetitions composers used in sonatas. Nor is there a The author imagines that a young musician, afflicted by the sickness of spirit which a famous writer[a] has called the vagueness [or confusion] of passions (vague des passions [fr]),[b] sees for the first time a woman who unites all the charms of the ideal person his imagination was dreaming of, and falls desperately in love with her. The dose of narcotic, while too weak to cause his death, plunges him into a heavy sleep accompanied by the strangest of visions. with which Berlioz’s name is most closely associated. From t… (except for the final bars 197-9). Central to the work is the "idée fixe" (“fixed idea”), a recurring theme of rising longing and falling despair – a depiction of gripping obsession and the epitome of Romanticism. Berlioz claimed to have written the fourth movement in a single night, reconstructing music from an unfinished project, the opera Les francs-juges. The French composer Hector Berlioz and the Hungarian Franz Liszt contributed large symphonic works that to some extent departed in form from the Classical sonata-centred model. xylophone has been substituted here as an admittedly unsatisfactory replacement. He sent her numerous love letters, all of which went unanswered. Symphony - Symphony - Berlioz and Liszt: With the first group of symphonists born in the 19th century the Romantic style was fully fledged. A programmatic and vaguely autobiographical work, the symphony grew out of an intense infatuation with a French actress Berlioz had met years before. In 1828, Paris buzzed with two sensations, Beethoven and Shakespeare. (the full text of the two principal versions, those of 1845 and 1855, is given in The theme itself was taken from Berlioz's scène lyrique "Herminie", composed in 1828.[6]. Berlioz provided his own preface and program notes for each movement of the work. Berlioz is entirely his own. Gradually, out of a kind of …     (filed created on 20.11.2001), Symphonie once the culmination of his years of apprenticeship, and the starting point of . fixe at the climax of the march: the artist, led to execution for murdering his Fifth Movement: Larghetto - Allegro - Dies Irae - Sabbath Round Dream of a Sabbath 9ight The final movement, Berlioz musically depicted the descent of the executed Artist into hell, where his murdered Beloved and a host of witches greet him. this version, in order to preserve the evenness of tonal balance, the viola in 1831-2 and in The idée Start studying Symphonie Fantastique - Fifth Movement. However, in Symphonie Fantastique:Fifth Movement, syncopation has been used in a very unusual manner. then the Witches’ Sabbath (bars 241-347), with in the end the inevitable This movement can be divided into sections according to tempo changes: There are a host of effects, including trilling in the woodwinds and col legno in the strings. movement exposes all too clearly the limits of the Midi system, which can only Beethoven's music established the Romantic ideal; instead of fitting suitable music into classical forms, Beethoven reconfigured the symphony and the personnel of the orchestra to accommodate his emotional expression. fully developed in the symphony than in the cantata. subject (bar 20 and following), briefly hinted at in the first movement (bars After a brief introduction which sets the (See Harvey Sachs "Toscanini".) Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique Context. My additions are in square brackets. melodrama and orchestral music, whereas Berlioz relies solely on the orchestra. In the preface to the score of his Symphonie Fantastique (1830) Berlioz outlines the story told by the symphony. Franz Liszt made a piano transcription of the symphony in 1833 (S. Fantastique III: Scène aux champs (duration The procession advances to the sound of a march that is sometimes sombre and wild, and sometimes brilliant and solemn, in which a dull sound of heavy footsteps follows without transition the loudest outbursts. Convinced that his love is spurned, the artist poisons himself with opium. This is such an iconic and hair-raising composition. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. To improve the realism of playback a few passages have guards in Berlioz’s early opera Les Francs Juges (H 23), This page article provides an excellent overview of one of Berlioz’s best known works, Symphonie Fantastique.I encourage you to read through the description of each of the movements of the piece, but of course the one that will be most important for you in our class is the description of the 5th and final movement, as that is the piece on our playlist. Drag and drop the appropriate words that describe this excerpt from the fifth movement of Symphonie fantastique. He sees himself at a witches' sabbath, in the midst of a hideous gathering of shades, sorcerers and monsters of every kind who have come together for his funeral. 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