The recording of Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique with Les SIècles is Recording of the month in GRAMOPHONE.
Mark Pullinger says :
” You’re attending a grand ball. A beautiful young lady has caught your eye. Dare you? Nervously, you inch towards her to request the next waltz. What if she turns you down? That frisson of nervous excitement is palpable from the agitated string shudders, swelling to sforzando, in the introduction to ‘Un bal’ in Les Siècles’s outstanding new recording of the Symphonie fantastique – the aural equivalent to butterflies in the stomach. Once the invitation is accepted and you both take to the floor, whirling deliriously, violins sigh with swooning portamentos. Bliss. What could possibly go wrong? […]”