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Composer of the month: Berlioz

mon 11 mar 2019

March 2019 features a composer who passed away exactly 150 years ago: Hector Berlioz. The composer was already controversial during his lifetime (1803-1869) and that has not changed since his death. His music is an intriguing mix of friendliness and stubborness, of cohesion and unpredictability and with major innovations in the use of sound, harmony and lyricism. Copland called Berlioz a flawed Beethoven and it is these flaws that are so fascinating with him. He was the personification of all the clichés about the romantic artist: the combination of a madman and a genius.

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