Symphonie fantastique

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  • Summary Of Symphonie Fantastique

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    practices. Programme Music During the Romanic period, there were many advances in regards to instrumentation, and the size of a typical orchestra increased in size and range, adding in more instruments to the wind, brass and percussion sections. Symphonie Fantastique, by Hector Berlioz, was no exception, and was written for an extensive orchestra of 220 players, including, piccolos, flutes, oboes, horns, clarinets, bassoons, cornets, trumpets, trombones, tuba (or ophicleides), timpani, bells, a wide variety

  • The Concert Is Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique

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    The concert is Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, performed by The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stéphane Denève, recorded in high definition at Orchestra Hall in December 2013. Symphonie Fantastique composed in 1845, by Hector Berlioz (1803–1869), is a program symphony; a five movement orchestral work that tells the story described by the CSO (2013) “as a purely musical melodrama”, a colorful illustration of the life of an artist, “replete with unrequited love, witches, guillotines and

  • Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique Essay

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    Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique Hector Berlioz wrote the Symphonie fantastique at the age of 27. He based the program on his own impassioned life and transferred his memoirs into his best- known program symphony. The story is about a love sick, depressed young artist, while in his despair poisons himself with opium. His beloved is represented throughout the symphony by the symbolic idee fixe. There are five movements throughout symphony. The program begins with the 1st movement: Reveries

  • Who Is The Symphonie Fantastique?

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    The Symphonie Fantastique is a program symphony, or multi-movement programmatic orchestral work, written by the French composer Hector Berlioz in 1830. The program symphony is a poetic art that was initially developed during the nineteenth-century Europe, called Romanticism. This Romantic Era was heavily influenced by nationalism, where composers expressed their nationalism by creating songs, dances, and other works of art. The Symphonie Fantastique is a five movement piece, which suggests a story

  • Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

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    broader topic than we realize. An attempt in define it will be difficult, but overall doable task to accomplish. Personally, when I think of Romanticism, my mind immediately goes to Berlioz and his symphonie fantastique. Berlioz is one of the first examples of early Romantic music. His symphonie fantastique drew parallels from his own life to an overly dramatic piece. The symphony depicts the

  • Symphonie Fantastique Analysis

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    Symphonie Fantastique Hector Berlioz, the French composer wrote a symphony “Symphonie fantastique” in 1830. “Symphonie fantastique” was the program music of the Romantic period. Program music is a piece of music with the story to tell. So, the composer showed his soul to the audience by telling his love story. As a result, it became one of the most important pieces of the early Romanticism. I find this symphony unusual and exciting because of its history, each movement’s topic, and the Idée fixe

  • Analysis Of Sc�ne Aux Champs

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    The third movement is entitled Scène aux champs, or “scene in the fields.” This pastoral setting alludes to Beethoven’s Am Bach from his sixth symphony, although with less serenity as Berlioz creates a “mood of sorrowful loneliness.” The piece is, like the second movement, in ABA form, with the idée fix attached at the end as a coda. The movement begins “with an echo from Berlioz's childhood: the sound of a cowherd's melody. Berlioz uses the huge orchestra to create the sense of suspension of time

  • The Music Of The Concert

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    well-known works of famous composers such as Camille Saint-Saens, Modest Mussorgsky, and Berlioz. The three pieces that are the most memorable in my mind are “Overture to La Cenerentola”, “Là ci darem la mano”, and “March to the Scaffold” from Symphonie Fantastique. Beginning with the first piece called “Overture to La Cenerentola” composed by Gioachino Rossini in 1817. It was part of the Rossini 's version of the opera, Cinderella. An overture is used to capture the audience 's attention. It informs

  • Critical Analysis Of Symphonie Fantastique

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    During the Romanic period, there were many advances in regards to instrumentation, and the size of a typical orchestra increased in size and range, adding in more instruments to the wind, brass and percussion sections. Symphonie Fantastique, by Hector Berlioz, was no exception, and was written for an extensive orchestra of 220 players, including, piccolos, flutes, oboes, horns, clarinets, bassoons, cornets, trumpets, trombones, tuba (or ophicleides), timpani, bells, a wide variety of percussion,

  • Hector Berlioz, My Favorite Composer

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    deemed one of the greatest who, “...[contributed] to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Information.” His mental state and life shaped a composer who had such a raw, creative sound that is reflected prominently in his works, such as Symphonie fantastique and La Damnation de Faust. During the age of where he was to attend school, France was at war and as a result he had to be taught by his father who first introduced the young boy to music, which I think was the moment he sparked an interest

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