Hector Berlioz Essays

  • Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

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    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) Berlioz (bear-lee-ohz) was a French composer whose father was a doctor; to please his father, he went to medical school, but he spent more time going to concerts and to the theatre than studying medicine. Berlioz played flute and guitar, but is best known as a composer and orchestrator. As a student at the Paris Conservatory, he tried several times to earn the prestigious Prix de Rome, finally winning in 1830. During his medical school days, Berlioz attended

  • Music Appreciation: Hector Berlioz And Mozart

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    Appreciation Professor Greene 12 Oct 2016 Hector Berlioz Hector Berlioz was a French composer his ideals of the 19th century Romanticism in musical creations such as “Symphonie Fantastique” and “La Damnation De Faust”. His father wanted him to be in the medical field he turned his back to that to pursue his musical career. In 1826, Berlioz enrolled at the Paris Conservatoire. Where he started his music career. He became successful in 1830 with “Symphonie Fantastique”. Berlioz was a huge contributor to the modern

  • Hector Berlioz: Master Symphonie Fantastique

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    Hector Berlioz was born on December 11, 1803 in La Cote-Saint-Andre, France. He was a composer, writer and critic, though known for his musical influence he literary works are just as 6successful as his musical piece. Hector was originally going to go into the field of medicine but turned away from that to go after his love of music. Hector was not a musical talented child most well-known composers he began music at the age of twelve, his father did not encourage him to continue on practicing music

  • A Brief Biography Of Lil Boosie: Torrence Hatch's Revolution

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    Torrence Hatch (Lil Boosie) was born November 14, 1982 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was born and raised in W. Garfield St, on the south side of Baton Rouge, a neighborhood well known for drugs and violence. Boosie faced many troubles inside and outside for school as he was growing up. When Boosie was 14, he moved in with his grandmother after his father was murdered in a drug-related activity. He then started to get very serious about basketball, he played in order to stay off of the streets, he

  • Metropolis Symphony

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    music that was not influenced by non-musical ideas. Other symphonies that have been written that are programmatic are Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz, Symphony no. 3 "Pastoral" by Vaughan Williams, and Metropolis Symphony by Michael Daugherty. This paper will show the similarities and differences between the programmatic symphonies of Beethoven, Berlioz, and Daugherty. Ludwig Van Beethoven 1770-1827 The first major programmatic symphony was written by Ludwig Van Beethoven in 1807-08. Although

  • The Supernatural: An Exploration of the Romantic Medium

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    Symphony Fantastique by Hector Berlioz are two such compositions that revolve around the central concept of the supernatural. The pieces contrast in their musical representation and programmatic portrayal of death and the supernatural. Where as March to the Scaffold by Berlioz presents the matter as a serious, dark and sinister experience, Danse Macarbe, although still dark and fear-inspiring, is much more jovial and rambunctious in it’s portrayal of the supernatural. Hector Berlioz (December 11, 1803

  • Analysis Of Symphonie Fantastique

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    composer, Hector Berlioz. Like his friends and contemporaries, such as the painter Dellacqua or the novelist Victor Hugo, Berlioz set out to explore, proclaim, and glorify his own feelings; that’s what made him a true romantic. The romantics were just a step away from the group that preceded them, the rationalists. The rationalists asserted that nature and reality were governed by concepts, provable by scientific experiment and thought. Descartes proclaimed, “I think, therefore I am”. But Berlioz proclaimed

  • Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique

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    Symphonie Fantastique is an astonishing program music piece done by Hector Berlioz in 1830. The symphony illustrates a lunatic story of a young musician going from a life with a lack of passion, to the death due to his passion towards a woman. The gap between reality and illusion has become blurred as the music keeps changing throughout the work, with Berlioz’s usage of different techniques such as word-painting and the arrangement of various instruments that made this symphony looks almost like

  • Concert Attendance Report By Sharak Gangei

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    Concert Attendance Report by Sharak Gangei (#925766) Event: Oc Can you Play with Us Who: Conductor Carl St. Clair / Pacific Symphony and community musicians. Where: Segerstrom Concert Hall When: 7:00 P.M. May 12, 2014. As the concert started, the conductor came out and immediately instructed the musicians to begin playing. This was not the beginning of the Symphony, however, it was a warm up. I didn’t know this would happen. The orchestra had already rehearsed for several days and were tuning their

  • Beethoven, Berloiz, and Chopin

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    Beethoven, Berloiz, and Chopin Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770 to Johann van Beethoven and his wife, Maria Magdalena. He took his first music lessons from his father, who was tenor in the choir of the archbishop-elector of Cologne. His father was an unstable, yet ambitious man whose excessive drinking, rough temper and anxiety surprisingly did not diminish Beethoven's love for music. He studied and performed with great success, despite becoming the breadwinner of his household by

  • How Did Shlegel Contribute To The Romantic Movement?

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    famous third symphony, the Eroica (Sayre 908). Furthermore, other romantic composers seemed to be highly influenced by Beethoven’s work such as Hector Berlioz (Sayre 909). Berlioz’s compositions expressed originality while portraying his own life within his musical compositions such has his symphonic piece the Symphonie fantastique (Sayre 909). Considerably, Berlioz embellished his music through the use of emotions, passion etc. to detail the presence of specific themes within Romanticism making him a

  • Program Music

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    Program Music Do you ever just close your eyes and listen to music? If so, there is a good chance the music will cause you to experience a range of emotions and envision scenes based on what you are hearing. Even when there are no words, you can feel the image of the music. For example, when listening to Spring, from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, you can hear the water flowing and the birds chirping. This is what composers call program music. It is instrumental music that can lead you to visualize

  • Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique

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    Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique Hector Berlioz wrote the Symphonie fantastique at the age of 27. He based the program on his own impassioned life and transferred his memoirs into his best- known program symphony. The story is about a love sick, depressed young artist, while in his despair poisons himself with opium. His beloved is represented throughout the symphony by the symbolic idee fixe. There are five movements throughout symphony. The program begins with the 1st movement: Reveries

  • Romantic Period Classical Music

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    “To say the word romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.” Charles Baudelaire. The Romantic era in classical music symbolized an epochal time that circumnavigated the whole of Western culture. Feelings of deep emotion were beginning to be expressed in ways that would have seemed once inappropriate. Individualism began to grip you people by its reins and celebrate their unique personalities

  • The Romantic Era

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    The term Romantic is “Term applied to music of the 19th century. Romantic music had looser and more extended forms, greater experimentation with harmony and texture, richly expressive and memorable melodies, improved musical instruments, an interest in musical nationalism, and a view of music as a moral force, in which there was a link between the artist’ inner lives and the world around them” (Burkholder, p. A16). With Romanticism, composers looked for ways to express intense emotions through their

  • Classical And Classical Music Research Paper

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    There are quite a few differences between Classical and Romantic music; these two types of music are from two different time periods (and that is probably the most obvious reason why they are different from each other). The Classical period in music lasted from about 1730 until 1815. This was the time of composers such as: Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Domenico Scarlatti, and “Papa” Joseph Haydn, among others. The Classical period of music was a time in

  • Romantic Virtuosity

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    writers and poets. Their influence on musicians was pervasive and enduring. Weber and Wagner were attracted by the legends of Northern Europe; Schumann by the pseudo-philosophic romantic literature of his day; Chopin by his national poet Mickiewicz; Berlioz by the earlier romantic poet Shakespeare; Liszt by the contemporary French romantic poet Lamartine and by various French romantic painters, and so on. Thus, an explosion of music by poetry, fiction, ph... ... middle of paper ... ... could deny

  • What Is The Mood Of The Polonaise-Fantaisie

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    This piece is typical of Chopin but with a slight twist. The Polonaise-Fantaisie is what some people may consider to be a transitional piece because it sits between the romantic and modern period. But after listening to this piece, it is the epitome of Romantic music. Everything about this polonaise is unique and complex. It takes an extraordinary musician to pull off his music as intended. Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) was a genius Polish pianist and composer of piano music. As a pianist, his talents

  • Pianist Franz Liszt

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    Franz Liszt is said to be the most astounding piano virtuosos that existed during the Romantic era. This essay will discuss his achievements as a pianist as well as a composer. This essay will examine his life and will examine what influenced him at an early age. It will also look at his accomplishments as a pianist as well as a composer and examine how he became as well known as he is today. It will use his background to show what exactly influenced him to become a successful pianist and composer

  • Poetry Analysis: "Apostrophe to the Ocean"

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    The poem, “Apostrophe to the Ocean,” is one of the most renowned masterpieces of George Gordon Byron, which conveys the author’s love for nature by including his unique, romantic style of writing. As this poem is entirely dedicated to the mighty ocean, the main subject of this work is about man versus nature. George Byron also discusses his views about the industrialization; throughout the poem, he hints on the deleterious effects of human exploitations. Therefore, the poem, “Apostrophe to the Ocean