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This paper examines how the French Romantic composer, Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), left the world with an original and rich oeuvre that profoundly influenced 19th century music, including the works of composers such as Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, and many others. It looks at how, best known for works such as "Symphonie Fantastique: Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties" (Fantastic Symphony: An Episode in the Life of an Artist, in Five Parts) (1830), and "Grande messe des morts, Op 5" (or Requiem) (1837), Berlioz was an ardent, irrepressible, and passionate genius of French Romanticism who made significant contributions to the modern orchestra.
Reaching for a Dream
Reaching for a Dream
From the Paper:"The majority of Berlioz's earlier works were chamber pieces and romances. At 19 years of age, and just after having abandoned his medical studies, he began composing Messe solennelle, which was performed the following year. A "student of Lesueur in Paris ... this concert mass - his first large-scale work for chorus and orchestra - was commissioned earlier through a certain Masson, choir-master at Saint-Roch in Paris where the work - after an earlier unsuccessful attempt - received its first performance on 10 July, 1825. Two years later - on 22 November 1827 - it was performed again in Saint-Eustache" (Gladines, 2007), and then was believed to have been burnt by Berlioz as stated in his Memoirs. However, in 1991 the Messe Solennelle was found in the organ gallery of the Church of St. Carolus-Borromeus in Antwerp."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Berlioz Memoirs (2011). Online article: "Berlioz' Birthplace." Retrieved 04/05/2011 from:<http://www.hberlioz.com/LaCote/BerliozMemoirs14E.html#ch4>
- Essentials of Music (2011). Online article: "Composers: Hector Berlioz." Retrieved 04/03/2011 from:<http://www.essentialsofmusic.com/composer/berlioz.html>
- Penrose, James F. "Successes Just Missed: The Career of Hector Berlioz." Magazine Title: New Criterion. Volume: 19. Issue: 2. Publication Date: October 2000. Page Number: 29. COPYRIGHT 2000 Foundation for Cultural Review; COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
- The Hector Berlioz Website (2011). Online article: "Berlioz Biography." Retrieved 04/03/2011 from:<http://www.hberlioz.com/Works/biography.htm#1>
- The Hector Berlioz Website [a] (2011). Online article: "Berlioz Photo Album: Friends and Acquaintances." Retrieved 04/04/2011 from:<http://www.hberlioz.com/Photos/BerliozPhotos7.html#moke>
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Hector Berlioz (2011, April 25) Retrieved March 28, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/hector-berlioz-147482/
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