Beatrice and Bénédict by Hector Berlioz

Beatrice and Bénédict

Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz
Born: 11 December 1803, La Côte-Saint-André, France
Nationality: French
Died: 8 March 1869, Paris, France

Berlioz was a composer and conductor of the Romantic era. His works include orchestral works, choral pieces, three operas and compositions of hybrid genres. As the eldest son of a provincial doctor, Berlioz was expected to enter the medical profession, and attended a Parisian medical college before going against his family and taking up a professional music career. His independence and refusal to follow traditional rules and forms and formulas put him at odds with the musical conservatism of the Parisian establishment

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