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View Diary: Thursday Classical Music OPUS 79: Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique (52 comments)

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  •  Fifth movement phobia (3+ / 0-)
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    Neon Vincent, Dumbo, martyc35

    When I was a child, I had a favorite babysitter who used to play selections from the Boston Pops 75th Anniversary album and make up stories to go with the music.  One of the pieces was the fifth movement of Symphonie Fantastique, the witches' sabbath.  While I don't remember the details of the story she told, the music scared me so badly that I still can't listen to it.  Every time I hear it on the classical channel, I dive for the dial!

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