Quotes by Hector Berlioz

About Hector Berlioz:

Hector Berlioz 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.

Author Bio

  • NameHector Berlioz
  • DescriptionFrench Romantic composer
  • BornDecember 11, 1803
  • DiedMarch 8, 1869
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionComposer; Journalist; Conductor; Writer; Autobiographer; Music Critic; Librettist
  • WorksRequiem; Grande Symphonie Funèbre Et Triomphale; Symphonie Fantastique
  • AwardsPrix De Rome