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1803, Dec 111869, Mar 8
a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts (Requiem). Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works, and conducted several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. He also composed around 50 songs. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism.
 Timeline (7)
12/05/1830-Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique premieres in Paris
10/03/1833-Composer Hector Berlioz marries actress Harriet Smithson
11/23/1834-Hector Berlioz's Harold en Italie premieres in Paris
12/05/1837-Hector Berlioz's Requiem premieres
09/10/1838-Hector Berlioz's opera Benvenuto Cellini premieres in Paris
02/03/1844-Hector Berlioz's Le Carnaval Romain premieres in Paris
12/06/1846-Hector Berlioz's opera La damnation de Faust premieres in Paris
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