Happiness as Anarchy #118: Berlioz

Opium fuelled orchestral music at it’s finest! Un Bal from Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique is one of my favourite pieces of all time. It is pure escapism to turn it up and wallow in the decadent romanticism of 1830. As Bernstein said, “Berlioz tells it like it is. You take a trip, you wind up screaming at your own funeral.

By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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