Sir Colin Davis is without peer as a Berlioz interpreter and it is good to have this fine (and often inspired) account of the master’s dramatic symphony on DVD. Recorded fairly early in his days in Munich with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra, it has great fire and dramatic intensity—as well as the sensibility and poetic feeling we associate with him. Quite apart from the virtuosity of this wonderful orchestra, listeners will be riveted by the singing of the three soloists, Hanna Schwarz, whom we associate mainly with Wagner, the impeccable Philip Langridge and the splendid, dark-toned Peter Meven, who, alas, died in 2003. The video direction of Klaus Lindemann could hardly be bettered. A thrilling performance.