Hector Berlioz
composer

Hector Berlioz

  • December 11, 1803 La Côte Saint-André (France) - March 8, 1869 Paris (France)

Biography

Hector Berlioz, the great representative of French Romanticism

Hector Berlioz was a composer, conductor, man of letters, passionate artist, bold and committed. He undertook his musical education very freely at the risk of exclusion from the traditional channels. He was a pupil of Lesueur at the Paris Conservatoire where he preferred creating havoc rather than study. He resisted his parents’ ambition for him to be a doctor and although he failed to win the Prix de Rome four times, his passion for Ludwig von Beethoven, Christoph Willibald Gluck and William Shakespeare was to be of a greater asset to his composer’s imagination.

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James Conlon conducts Berlioz's L'Enfance du Christ – With Stéphanie d'Oustrac, Stéphane Degout...
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Yuri Temirkanov conducts Berlioz and Tchaikovsky
Yuri Temirkanov conducts Berlioz and Tchaikovsky

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

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Annette Dasch presents The Crucial Question, a collection of arias by Schubert, Schumann, Berlioz, and Gounod
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts works from the French repertoire — With the Labèque sisters
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Sir Simon Rattle and Leonidas Kavakos play Bartók, Stravinsky and Berlioz
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Mariss Jansons conducts Mozart — With Emmanuel Pahud
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Claudio Abbado conducts Wagner and Berlioz – With José Carreras
Claudio Abbado conducts Wagner and Berlioz – With José Carreras

Gala Concert from the Alte Oper with the Wiener...

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Leonard Bernstein conducts Berlioz's Harold en Italie – With Donald McInnes
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Bernstein conducts Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique
Bernstein conducts Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique

Orchestre National de France

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Susanna Mälkki conducts Berlioz and Elgar – With Alban Gerhardt
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Philippe Jordan: Born to Conduct
Philippe Jordan: Born to Conduct

Music Director of the Opéra national de Paris a...

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Dutoit, Takács-Nagy, and Zacharias conduct Berlioz, Haydn, and Bizet
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Régine Crespin sings Lieder and French melodies
Régine Crespin sings Lieder and French melodies

Orchestre Philharmonique de l'ORTF - Janine Rei...

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John Barbirolli performs Schumann's Cello Concerto
John Barbirolli performs Schumann's Cello Concerto

Hallé Orchestra, André Navarra

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