This 2001 performance was recorded live at Istanbul's lofty Hagia Eirene church, a fitting locale for Berlioz's grand Romantic symphony.
"The Berlin Phil's DVD under Mariss Jansons is stunning; something quite other. Excellently recorded and filmed in a spectacular venue it is quite thrilling, equally in the moving Scene in the countryside as for the terrifying March to the Scaffold and concluding Witches' Sabbath…. The supporting documentaries are hugely interesting, with a portrait of modern day Istanbul and an inside view of the preparations for this spectacular BPO European Concert."—Musical Pointers