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Summary

Hector Berlioz (born as Louis Hector Berlioz in La Côte-Saint-André, France, died in Paris, France) was a famous Composer from France, who lived between December 11, 1803 and March 8, 1869.

Biography

Louis Hector Berlioz is a major figure in French romanticism and one of the pioneers in program music. His best known work is the Symphonie Fantastique.

His colorful and sonorous works shook the contemporary music scene, although he laid the foundation for the modern orchestral technique.

He also wrote three operas: Benvenuto Cellini, the Trojans and Beatrice and Benedict and four symphonies: Symphonie Fantastique opus 14 from 1831, Harold in Italy, Romeo and Juliet and Symphony funèbre a triomphale. In addition, six overtures: Eg Roman Carnival Op 9 of 1844, King Lear, Corsair. Chorus: Te Deum, Requiem opus 5 from 1837, L'enfance you Christ and Faust's condemnation Rakoczi march from 1846), Nuits d'été, "Summer nights" opus 7 from the 1841st

His music was not mirrored in France while he was alive, and he had a living as a music critic, as well as an employee of the library at the Conservatory in Paris.
He was also a great conductor and visited all the important musical centers in the 1800-century Europe to direct their own works.

Berlioz 'writer business resulted in a number of collection volumes Voyage Musicale, 2 vols. (1844), A travers chants (1862) and the posthumously published Memoires. His Grand Traité d'Instrumentation et d'Orchestration Modernes (1844) was for many years after its release the main work in the study of orchestration and instrumentation.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 5 quotes who is written / told by Hector.

Related authors: Thomas Beecham

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_Berlioz

Famous quotes by Hector Berlioz (5)


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"Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down"
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"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils"
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"The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck"
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"Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love"
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"At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings"


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