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- 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_).
Berlioz is a continent unto himself in this regard.
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.
At the age of fourteen Berlioz is reported to have been carried away by the charms of a local belle who wore pink shoes.
The French music critic Paul Scudo, who detested both of them, called Berlioz and Wagner "enemy brothers sprung from Beethoven's demented old age".
His fever fell asleep in it, and certain passages are full of the caressing touch of nature, and recall Berlioz's Les Troyens.
His fever fell asleep in it, and certain passages are full of the caressing touch of nature, and recall Berlioz's _Les Troyens_.
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.
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.