Berlioz, Hector

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Name
Berlioz, Hector Gender: M
Berlioz, Louis-Hector
born on 11 December 1803 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place La Cote Saint Andre, France, 45n23, 5e15
Timezone LMT m5e15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 18°45' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 20°27 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 00°29'



Biography

French composer, conductor, critic and writer of books on music. Known for his orchestrating genius with program music, his works included symphonies, voice and choral numbers, oratorios and operas.

The son of a country doctor who rebelled against his dad, he went to Paris with no musical training and within eight years had written one of the world's greatest symphonies, the "Symphonie fantastique" which mirrored his passion for the Irish actress Harriet Smithson and which can always fill a modern concert hall.

Berlioz often complained of French bureaucratic interference in musical life. When he was commissioned in 1837 to write a requiem for the 1830 revolution, he said he had to camp out in the government offices to get paid. A man full of contradictions, he was an idealist but also extremely practical. As a composer he was concerned with every detail, the layout of the orchestra, how to organize a concert, how to publicize it.

Life was always a struggle for Berlioz. He could not make his music pay and his love affairs were not very successful. Whenever he met a woman who seemed to be ideal, he would go overboard and then find that reality was a cold lesson. He found it difficult to find a woman to feel as passionately about him as he was about her.

Admired for his musicianship, he also wrote two volumes of "Memoirs," which were published in 1870.

He died on 3/08/1869, 12:30 PM, Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Gautier, Theophile (born 30 August 1811). Notes: B. working on "Les nuits d'été" (song cycle)
  • associate relationship with Wagner, Richard (born 22 May 1813). Notes: B. inspired Wagner to "Tristan und Isolde"
  • associate relationship with Weber, Carl Maria von (born 18 November 1786). Notes: B. worked for "Der Freischütz" and "Invitation to the Dance"
  • friend relationship with Liszt, Franz (born 22 October 1811). Notes: They got friends through the "Symphonie fantastique"
  • friend relationship with Paganini, Niccolò (born 27 October 1782). Notes: P. paid him the debts
  • compare to chart of Baker, Janet (born 21 August 1933). Notes: "Les Troyens"
  • compare to chart of Spontini, Gaspare (born 14 November 1774). Notes: inspired by him

Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 26 May 1828 at 8:00 PM in Paris (First concert: "Les Francs-juges")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 26 May 1828 at 9:00 PM in Paris (Overture "Waverley")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 5 December 1830 at 8:00 PM in Paris ("Symphonie fantastique")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 9 December 1832 in Paris (Lélio ou le retour à la vie (Sequel of "Symphonie fantastique"))
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 9 December 1832 in Paris (Lélio ou le retour à la vie (Sequel of "Symphonie fantastique"))
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 14 April 1833 at 8:00 PM in Paris (Overture "Rob Roy")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 22 December 1833 at 8:00 PM in Paris (First performance "Le roi Lear")
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 14 August 1834 (Birth of Louis-Clément-Thomas (with H.Smithson)(only child))
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 23 November 1834 in Paris (Harold en Italie (Symphony, first performance))
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 24 November 1839 at 2:00 PM in Paris (Concert "Roméo et Juliette"(choral symphony))
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 3 February 1844 at 8:00 PM in Paris (First performance:"Le carnaval romain" (Overture))
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 19 January 1845 at 8:00 PM in Paris (Le corsaire (Overture)/Le tour de Nice (first performance))
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 6 December 1846 at 8:00 PM in Paris ("La damation de Faust" (opéra) (first performance))
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 10 December 1854 at 8:00 PM in Paris (Oratorio "L'enfance du Christ" First performance)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 10 September 1858 at 8:00 PM in Paris (Première of "Benvenuto Cellini" (opera))
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 9 August 1862 at 8:00 PM in Baden-Baden ("Béatrice et Bénédict"(opera comique) First performance)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 4 November 1863 at 8:00 PM in Paris (Les Troyens (grand opéra)(only last three acts 1st performance)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 8 March 1869 at 12:30 PM in Paris, France (Age 65)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1870 (Memoirs published)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol. 4/1556

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Idealist
  • Family : Relationship : Other relationship (Often had unrequited loves)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : On the edge (Always short of money)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Two volumes of Memoirs)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Music)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Music)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book