from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Berlioz, (Louis) Hector 1803-1869. French composer and leading representative of romanticism in French music. His works include Symphonie fantastique (1830), Romeo and Juliet (1839), and the opera The Trojans (1855-1858).

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  • proper n. A surname, usually applying to French composer Hector Berlioz

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  • n. French composer of romantic works (1803-1869)


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  • [Footnote 85: _Mémoires_, II, 365.] [Footnote 86: "This composition contains a dose of sublimity much too strong for the ordinary public; and Berlioz, with the splendid insolence of genius, advises the conductor, in a note, to turn the page and pass it over" (Georges de Massougnes, _Berlioz_).

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  • Berlioz is a continent unto himself in this regard.

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  • I've been on a real music-and-cinema tear lately, which explains my latest hypothesis: being a fan of Berlioz is strongly correlated with being a fan of David Lean movies.

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  • At the age of fourteen Berlioz is reported to have been carried away by the charms of a local belle who wore pink shoes.

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  • The French music critic Paul Scudo, who detested both of them, called Berlioz and Wagner "enemy brothers sprung from Beethoven's demented old age".

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  • His fever fell asleep in it, and certain passages are full of the caressing touch of nature, and recall Berlioz's Les Troyens.

    Musicians of To-Day

  • His fever fell asleep in it, and certain passages are full of the caressing touch of nature, and recall Berlioz's _Les Troyens_.

    Musicians of To-Day

  • Send me the manuscript soon, together with the original score of Berlioz, which is necessary for the accurate revision of the arrangement.


  • The Berlioz is the last of seven acclaimed recordings she made with the orchestra and the first time she ever sang the full Berlioz song cycle in performance.

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  • Like them, too, many of the essays depend on examples printed in music type, which sets Schoenberg apart from other composer-writers, such as Berlioz, whose many verbal talents the creator of Pierrot Lunaire lacks, or Schumann or Debussy, who are simply more enjoyable to read.

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