Hector Berlioz

Nicholas Vinco

Composer of the Romantic Era

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) is worthy of study because his music was revolutionary and made many great compositions. For example, one of Berlioz's most famous works was Symphonie Fantasique. It was "program music", which is music that tells a story. Berlioz was a creative composer during his time. He won a scholarship to study in Rome called Prix de Rome and it was for creative musicians. In addition, his revolutionary music was heard all over Europe. He toured frequently around the continent. Other compositions include Le damnation de Faust, Romeo et Juliette, Te Duem, and Requiem. Though Beriloz was a successful musician, he was unhappy during his later life. The text states, "He was hot-tempered, desperate for love, a braggart, and could be rude." This describes most of his personality in his later life outside of music. To conclude, Hector Berlioz was one of the greatest musicians of the Romantic Era and many people enjoyed his music.

© Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) - Symphonie fantastique (1830) - DRSO - Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos