Hector Berlioz

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  • Hector Berlioz Second Symphony Analysis

    Hector Berlioz was born near the French town of Grenoble on December 11th, 1803. Berlioz started music at the much later age of 12, meaning he was never a ‘child prodigy’. After learning enough theory, he began writing small arrangements and compositions.Due to his father’s discouragement, Berlioz never learnt how to play the piano, instead Berlioz became proficient at playing the guitar and flute. The first performance was at the Paris Conservatoire in 1830. This symphony is the perfect example of a piece of program music (music that tells a story). Each movement has its own programme note from the composer which relates to the story of the music. The main story itself tells a gifted artist who has poisoned himself with opium because of love. There are also records of Berlioz himself being on opium as he composed this symphony,…

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  • The Romantic Symphony Analysis

    sense of Escape from Modern City Life, where the focus is on a legendary, spiritual, and fantasy type of lifestyle. The poem reads “Drunk with fire now we enter… Your magic powers join again…The kiss is for the whole wide world” which shows romantic themes of the supernatural fantasy, and overwhelming emotion. The 4th / final movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is the longest. This movement used the entire orchestra, four vocal soloists, and a choir that sings “Ode to Joy.” Hector Berlioz…

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  • Hector Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique 5th Movement

    Romanticism influenced the literature world, but by 1820s musicians started to adopt the style in their music as well. Hector Berlioz was a French composer during the Early Romantics period in the 1830s. He is most famously known for his piece “Symphony Fantastique” 5th Movement composed in 1830, where he tells about his own personal love for an Irish Actress, Harriet Smithson. Hector Berlioz was born on December 11th, 1803 in La Côte-Saint-André, to a dad named Louis-Joseph Berlioz and mother…

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  • The Baroque Music Period

    of music creates the view of a frightening underworld for the listener. As the piece continues, a version of the ideé fixe plays on the clarinet, sounding very mocking and leering. Abruptly, the tempo and dynamic of the piece changes, full of loud chords repeating, which is very hard to listen to. The ideé fixe returns but is shriller and continues to rise in pitch. Then swirling music appears, interrupted by a loud chord, followed by triples that create the sound of terror. Often in the piece,…

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  • Impressionism And Symphonic Music Analysis

    as he/she listens. (Ref 1.Program Music, 2. Symphonic Poem, 5. Listen) Hector Berlioz’s composition “Fantastic Symphony, fifth movement” is a good example of Program Music and the marriage of the written program and musical composition”. In this movement the scene described in the program is called “dream of Witches’ Sabbath” where the character finds himself face to face at a witches Sabbath as the witches make obscene noises and sounds. The introduction starts off with mysteriously…

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  • Romantic Music Period Analysis

    Many people tend to listen to music, but they do not know its simple meaning or the musical works entailed. Merriam Webster defines music as either an art or a science that has ordered tones and sounds that are arranged in a particular succession, combination and a temporal relationship so that the composition can have a unity that has a meaning. Music has emerged through various periods with each successive period having a unique style of music and influences. An example of a musical period is…

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  • Mikhail Lermontov's A Hero Of Our Time

    Known as the ‘Russian Byron’, Mikhail Lermontov is revered for his radical interpretation of the Romantic antihero in A Hero of Our Time. He sought to fashion “a portrait built up from the vices of our whole generation” (Lermontov, preface), to create a character who would embody the spirit of the contemporary Russian man. In what would be his only prose work, Lermontov employs traits commonly associated with the Byronic hero as the basis for the character of his protagonist, Pechorin, such as…

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  • Romanticism Research Paper

    Romanticism is a literary, artistic, musical and intellectual movement which took its source from Europe toward the end of the 18th century. Romanticism emphasizes emotions and individualism as well as praising the beauty of nature and past, including the medieval rather than the classical. Romanticism also emphasizes religion, supernatural elements and idealization of women and children. William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley and William Blake are known as the major…

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  • An Analysis Of Matthew Arnold's Poem Dover Beach

    “Dover Beach”: In his “Dover Beach,” Matthew Arnold employs images related to the ocean to establish a theme relating to the cyclical nature of human life. Specifically, he refers to the continuation of misery throughout an individual’s life. This allusion to cycles is supported throughout the poem through the use of tidal imagery. For example, he refers to the French coast and how “the light gleams and is gone” (3-4) This is significant as light often works as a symbol of hope. Therefore, this…

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  • Movie Review: The Morning Raga By Mahesh Datani

    THE MORNING RAGA (VARIOUS THEMES) - BY DHANANJAY ARORA “The Morning Raga” is a film based on the play written by Mahesh Datani. This story basically revolves around music. In this story there are two best friends Swarnlata who is a Carnatic singer and Vaishnavi is shown as a violinist. On getting an opportunity of singing in the concert Swarnlata dominates Vaishnavi on accompanying her with their children. On the way their bus met with an accident with the car on the bridge of their village and…

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