Symphonie fantastique: Épisode de la vie d''un artiste… en cinq parties
ArtistHector Berlioz & New Philharmonia Orchestra

This is a seminal piece of art from beginning to the very end. This specific recording is my favorite out of the dozen I have had the pleasure of listening to (and one with complete displeasure).

The 1968 New Philharmonia Orchestra production is the one with the fullest sound, and the greatest creative insight that I believe that the composer, Hector Berlios, would have been proud to hear when he first wrote the piece in 1830.

Translation of the title is 'Fantastical Symphony: Episode in the Life of an Artist … in Five Sections)'.