His father was a physician and young Hector was sent to Paris to study medicine as well.
Berllioz, Hector Berllioze, Hector In his own time Hector Berlioz was something of an outsider, as far as the French musical establishment was concerned. Nevertheless he remains the outstanding figure in French Romantic music, typical of the period particularly in his literary interests.
At first a medical student, he eventually entered the Paris Conservatoire; but he encountered some difficulty in his subsequent career, as he strove for a hearing of his music.
Orchestral Music The Symphonie fantastique ofan orchestral work that contains autobiographical elements, suggested new paths in composition.
This was followed four years later by Harold in Italy for viola and orchestra, written for but never performed by the great violinist Paganini.
It has a narrative programme of literary origin. Vocal and Choral Music In competing for the important Prix de Rome, Berlioz wrote four cantatas in successive years; he finally won the first prize ina triumph rewarded by a period spent in Rome.
The Capture of Troy and The Trojans.Louis Hector Berlioz (December 11, – March 8, ) was a French Romantic composer best known for the Symphonie Fantastique, first performed in , and for his Requiem of , with its tremendous resources that include four antiphonal brass choirs.
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Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon. The great 19th century French composer Hector Berlioz holds a unique place in musical history. Far ahead of his time, he was one of the most original of great composers, but also an innovator as a practical musician, and a writer and critic whose literary achievement is hardly less significant than his musical output.
21 rows · Berlioz was the archetypal French Romantic composer/conductor, known for passionate . Hector Berlioz Facts.
Hector Berlioz ( – ) was a Romantic composer whose contribution to music is unparalleled. He is credited with helping to advance romanticism as an ideal in music and he also introduced many exceptional techniques that changed the orchestra. Hector Berlioz () was a controversial French composer, dramatically splitting the opinions of critics.
His most famous work is Symphonie Fantastique.