Berlioz Takes a Trip
Aired date: May 25, 1969
Plot: Bernstein discusses what he describes as the "first psychedelic symphony", Berlioz's La Symphonie Fantastique, examining the concept of the idée fixe in music and illustrating this concept with excerpts from the first movement. Bernstein analyzes the music and discusses the story line of the remaining movements which are performed by the Philharmonic.
For full script: http://leonardbernstein.com/ypc_script_berlioz_takes_a_trip.htm
Distributor: KULTUR International Films, Inc.