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    movement, he has had it with Harriet and says if he cannot have her, then one can. So he decides to kill himself by poisoning himself, but did not quite take enough to kill him. As he is “dying,” he begins to have visions that he killed Harriet and is soon beheaded. Lastly for the fifth movement, he is in the underground world, lost and confused. Once again, he sees Harriet, but this time she is a witch and is mocking him, once more, the idée fixe is played. The idée fixe pretty much untied the whole composition and was general a whole new idea or element Berlioz invented himself. Soon after, composers soon took his idea and started using it in their own music. Berlioz made history with his new idea. Lastly, when he first composed Symphonie Fantastique, Harriet happens to be there, and she soon realizes that the composition is about her. Later she meets up with him and the get married after some time. So after a long time of waiting, Berlioz finally gets…

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    Symphonie Fantastique is a significant work of French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz, written in 1830. Berlioz (b. December 1803) was no child prodigy, not studying music until age 12, however in 1924 he abandoned his Parisian medical studies to pursue his compositional career. Symphonie Fantastique differs from his previous symphonies, as this follows a narrative through the music, making it an early example of a program symphony. It follows the story of an artist (Berlioz), struggling…

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    was born in southeastern France, and became a young radical leader of French music. Berlioz was deeply inspired by Beethoven’s symphonies, which led him to writing the book on orchestration, “Orchestration: the art of writing music for orchestral instruments.” Berlioz first saw Harriet Smithson in September 1827 playing in Hamlets’ Romeo and Juliet. It was love at first sight, they married on October 3, 1833 in Paris. “She was his Ophelia” (www.hberlioz.com), sadly their marriage ended from…

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    Berloiz creates a musical atmosphere in his Symphonie Fantastique through the use of musical elements rather than melody. The atmosphere that Berloiz creates in the beginning of his Symphonie Fantastique is one that is very erie. When listening to it, one might expect a villain to suddenly enter the room or some sort of trickery to be taking place. The way Berloiz creates this atmosphere is through the use of staccato notes out of the tonic. In the first 20 seconds, the piece starts off with…

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    Symphonie Fantastique (1830) – Hector Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique is said to be the most significant work of French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz, written in 1830. Berlioz, born December 1803, was no child prodigy, not studying music until age 12, however in 1924 he abandoned his Parisian medical studies to peruse his compositional career. Symphonie Fantastique differs from the previous symphonies of Berlioz, as this follows a narrative through the music, therefore making it an early…

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    The main focus of the Romantic era/Romanticism is the expression of emotions through the arts and the deeper meanings to the world around us. A composer who showed these ideals was Berlioz and his Symphonie fantastique. This piece was in-depth and developed thoroughly, in terms of emotions and in musical composition. Berlioz wanted to show the world an overtly emotional piece that told of his personal life story about his on-going admiration for the actress, Harriet Smithson. It is also where we…

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    At this concert, the best music that I like is the Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz which is the Op. 14, Reveries, Passions: Largo; Allegro agitato e appassionato assai (lively, agitated, and impassioned) which is movement no. 1. And also on this concert they played movement no. 2, A Ball:Valse, Allegro non troppo. It is Program symphony with five movements. Each movement has a story of it, such as Beethoven with his symphonies and movements. This music tells a story of an artist’s…

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    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 Marie-Antoinette. He had five siblings, of which only two survived past adulthood…

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    Listening Assignment 8. Going into Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, 4th movement, March to the Scaffold the composer takes the audience into his deep dreams and illustrates with his music on every exact emotion and thought we contained. This specific piece contains a big orchestra and with that each individual instrument takes a step into depicting the exact thoughts of the writer. Looking more into the piece the 4th movement specifically has followed the other 3 before it on his thought…

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    Shakespeare and Beethoven were a huge deal in the Romantic period. Shakespeare was known for his dramas that many people, of the time, went to go watch. Beethoven was a musical prodigy of the time who many young composers looked up to. These two were especially influential and inspiring to Hector Berlioz. Berlioz was a composer of the Romantic period, as well. He is most famous for his program symphony that he composed, Symphonie Fantastique. A program symphony is a symphony that portrays…

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