Hector Berlioz

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Hector Berlioz (11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was 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, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and many others.

Age: 65 (age at death)
Died: 8 March, 1869, Place of Death
Height: Height unknown
Nationality: Country of origin
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2011 The Damnation of Faust -
2010 Devolution -
2008 Eau No -
2007 Benvenuto Cellini -
2006 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live -
2003 Les troyens -
2000 Troyens, Les -
1999 Saito Kine Festival in Matsumoto: Gekitekimonogatari 'Fausto no goubatsu' -
1999 La damnation de Faust -
1993 Berlioz: Messe solennelle -
1991 Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique -

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