Berlioz commemorates the death of James Fenimore Cooper
Composer Hector Berlioz was a great admirer of James Fenimore Cooper and commemorated Cooper’s death by renaming one of his overtures Le corsaire rouge, translated from the French as “Red Rover” — the title of one of Cooper’s novels.
You may listen to the McGill Symphony Orchestra Montreal play that piece here, conducted by Alexis Hauser.
Performed on October 6, 2012 at Pollack Hall of Schulich School of Music of McGill University. Recorded by faculty and students of the Sound Recording program of McGill University.