But he was not at his best in operatic writing,—this symphonist, this creator of great orchestral forms.
Hector Berlioz, the famous French symphonist, was one of the extreme romanticists.
Not much of a symphonist, as I have said, Moussorgsky did not even take the trouble to write an overture and some entr'actes.
The First Symphony calls for special mention as in it the future symphonist is already foreshadowed.
No; in the mighty river of Beethoven the symphonist's invention shrinks to a trickle in his one opera.