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[ber-lee-ohz; French ber-lyawz] /ˈbɛr liˌoʊz; French bɛrˈlyɔz/
Louis Hector
[lwee-ek-tawr] /lwi ɛkˈtɔr/ (Show IPA),
1803–69, French composer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • After Berlioz, a small fry, indeed, yet not without interest.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • Berlioz is revealed in them for one of the race of the giants.

    Views and Reviews William Ernest Henley
  • Berlioz greatly admired his master and could not help showing, especially in his earlier works, traces of this admiration.

    Musical Memories Camille Saint-Sans
  • The favourite subjects of Berlioz may well prove a stumbling-block.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • Its first performance at Pesth led to a scene of excitement which is one of the best-remembered incidents in Berlioz's life.

    Franz Liszt James Huneker
  • Berlioz was the Columbus of music; he discovered the New World.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • The remark that Berlioz ought to have been a chemist, originally intended as a sneer, is a perfect case in point.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • Of Berlioz's operas not one is known on the stage of English-speaking countries.

  • Berlioz got a seat in the house, and made his disapproval of the performance very marked by his manner.

    Operas Every Child Should Know Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
  • Berlioz himself characterizes the ballad of the King of Thule as "Gothic."

British Dictionary definitions for Berlioz


/ˈbɛəlɪˌəʊz; French bɛrljoz/
Hector (Louis) (ɛktɔr). 1803–69, French composer, regarded as a pioneer of modern orchestration. His works include the cantata La Damnation de Faust (1846), the operas Les Troyens (1856–59) and Béatrice et Bénédict (1860–62), the Symphonie fantastique (1830), and the oratorio L'Enfance du Christ (1854)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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