Lecture 14

Lecture 14 - Lecture 14 MUS 103 March 25, 2009 Hector...

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Lecture 14 MUS 103 March 25, 2009 Hector Berlioz (1803-1867) - Came from outside Paris, shuttled to Paris because his dad wanted him to go to medical school - Paris was had rigid class distinctions - Wanted to conquer the city through music - Became greatest composer for the orchestra – greater manipulator of orchestral instruments and sound - First great composer who did not play a standard or familiar instrument - Broke normal rules of counterpoint, experimented with abhorrent harmonies - mostly cause he didn’t play the piano. Played guitar, tin whistle, etc. - Invented the profession of being a conductor - Improvised musical training and career - Worked as composer which helped to train him - Also became first famous music critic, musicologist - Wasn’t crazy but tried to convince people to help his career - Wanted to be and engage the supernatural Fantastic Symphony (1830) - Supposed to be based on autographical events, seems to have a plotline - Based on event in Berlioz’s own life, has to do with negative involvement/
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course MUS 103 taught by Professor Simona.morrison during the Spring '08 term at Princeton.

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