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Berlioz, (Louis-)Hectorlocked

  • Hugh Macdonald


(b La Côte-Saint-André, Isère, 11 Dec 1803; d Paris, 8 March 1869).French composer. He stands as the leading musician of his age in a country—France—whose principal artistic endeavour was then literary, and in an art—music—whose principal pioneers were then German. In many senses the Romantic movement found its fullest embodiment in him, yet he had deep Classical roots and stood apart from many manifestations of that movement. His life presents the archetypal tragic struggle of new ideas for acceptance, to which he gave his full exertions as composer, critic and conductor. And though there were many who perceived greatness in his music from the beginning, his genius only came to full recognition in the 20th century....

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