BERLIOZ Hector (B-69)

11/12/1803, La Côte-Saint-André, France – 08/03/1869, Paris, France

French Romantic composer and conductor. Berlioz is a bright representative of romanticism in music, the Creator of a romantic program Symphony. He boldly introduced innovations in the field of musical form, harmony and especially instrumentation, gravitated to the theatricalization of symphonic music, the Grand scale of works. His output includes orchestral works such as the Symphonie fantastique and Harold in Italy, choral pieces including the Requiem and L'Enfance du Christ, his three operas Benvenuto Cellini, Les Troyens and Béatrice et Bénédict, and works of hybrid genres such as the "dramatic symphony" Roméo et Juliette and the "dramatic legend" La Damnation de Faust. He was especially regarded in Germany, Britain and Russia both as a composer and as a conductor.

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