Hector Berlioz • Conducted By Desire Dondeyne* ‎– Grande Symphonie Funebre Et Triomphale

World Record Club ‎– ST-4020, World Record Club ‎– T/4020
Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Stereo

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Grande Symphonie Funèbre Et Triomphale
A1 1st Movement: Funeral March
B1 2nd Movement: Funeral Oration
Trombone – Harry Prutot
B2 3rd Movement: Apotheosis
Choir – Chorale Populaire De ParisChorus Master – Gilbert MartinText By – Antony Deschamps



This work is discussed in the article linked here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grande_symphonie_fun%C3%A8bre_et_triomphale

This recording, made in 1958, is from the Catalogue of "Erato" - Paris. The best reference to the original recording is on Popsike: http://www.popsike.com/Erato-STE-original-Dondeyne-conducts-Berlioz/280534590381.html

Australian WRC 1st pressing, sourced from original stampers and featuring unique sleeve art. Mono and stereo versions have an identical sleeve and the same number on the back (T/4020) - the mono version has "T-4020" on beige 'strobe' labels, while the stereo has "ST-4020" on green 'strobe' labels. There is a printed "stereo" rosette on the back, and the mono has a gold sticker with "mono" placed over this (though these tend to drop off with age). The first pressing has the short-lived address combination beginning with "393":

393 Flinders Lane Melbourne
177 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Newspaper House, 93 Queen Street, Brisbane
60 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
Barnett's Buildings, Council Avenue, Perth

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 label): LPL839-1Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 label): LPL839-2Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout - stamped): ERA 50005, LPL 839 1Y, 380 V
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout - stamped): ERA 50005, LPL 839 2Y, 380 V