Berlioz The Damnation of Faust, Op 24, Dance of the Sylphides; Hungarian March; Menuet des follets

La damnation de Faust (English: The Damnation of Faust), Op. 24 is a work for four solo voices, full seven-part chorus, large children's chorus and orchestra by the French composer Hector Berlioz. He called it a "légende dramatique" (dramatic legend). It was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 6 December 1846. Three instrumental passages, the Marche Hongroise (Hungarian March), Ballet des sylphes, and Menuet des follets are sometimes extracted and performed as "Three Orchestral Pieces from La Damnation de Faust.


VIDEO: Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) 1. Dance of the Sylphs. 2. Minuet of the Will-o'-the-Wisps Baltimore Symphony conducted by David Zinman

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