French Composer Hector Berlioz Died On This Day in 1869 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French romantic composer Hector Berlioz died on this day in 1869 – 149 years ago

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French romantic composer Hector Berlioz died on this day in 1869 – 149 years ago.

His signature works include ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ and ‘Grande Messe des Morts’.

Berlioz’s major contribution to the string repertoire is his viola obbligato ‘Harold in Italy’ – originally commissioned by Niccolò Paganini.

 

BERLIOZ | SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE | MARISS JANSONS & BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2013

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