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[ber-lee-ohz; French ber-lyawz]
  1. Louis Hec·tor [lwee-ek-tawr] /lwi ɛkˈtɔr/, 1803–69, French composer.
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Historical Examples of berlioz

  • Berlioz is revealed in them for one of the race of the giants.

    Views and Reviews

    William Ernest Henley

  • Meanwhile Berlioz was unable to secure recognition in Paris.

  • Berlioz was above all the composer of the grandiose, the magnificent.

  • Liszt, I think, would have had nothing to say if Berlioz had not preceded him.

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

  • Berlioz was probably one of the least attractive of musicians.

    Operas Every Child Should Know

    Mary Schell Hoke Bacon

British Dictionary definitions for berlioz


  1. 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)
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