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H. Berlioz

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

life date 1803-1869
Birthplace Cote-saint-andre
began study at age 12, learned guitar and flute
studied at Paris conservatoire
Wrote biographies of who Beethoven
after three failed attempts, won the prix de rome. also won the legion d'honneur
influential people Franz liszt(long lasting friendship), shakespear, Beethoven,
inspiration of symphonie fantastique? his wife, Harriet Smithson, shakespearan actress
as non-pianist, explored orchestral writing
famous works Les troyens(opera) l'enfance du Christ(oratorio)
portamento Italian for "carrying" a technique of sliding smoothly from one note to next
program symphony Includes descriptive title, Accompanying text outlines program
col legno Italian for "with the wood" string players tap wooden part of bow on strings
dies irae latin for "day of wrath", monophonic chant melody dating from late middle ages, Associated with funeral services.
date of composition 1830
Created by: olaurie