1803, Dec 111869, Mar 8
a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie Fantastique and Requiem: Grande Messe des Morts. 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
 Mentions (4)
Richard Hol
...offered Dutch audiences the more revolutionary music of Hector Berlioz and Richard Wagner.
Anton Reicha
...his role as teacher of pupils including Franz Liszt, Hector Berlioz and César Franck. He was also an accomplished...
Harriet Smithson
...actress, who is best known as the first wife and muse of Hector Berlioz. On May 27, 1814, Smithson made her first stage...
Gaspare Spontini
...His masterpiece La vestale influenced Bellini and Hector Berlioz.
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