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John Elliot introduces a rarely seen instrument – the Ophicleide, and talks about its role in Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.

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Two minutes on… the Ophicleide

Tue 19 Aug 2014

“Berlioz wanted it to sound pretty rough and ghastly – so we do our best to provide that”

John Elliot introduces the Ophicleide, and its role in Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique – filmed while on tour with the piece last year.

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