- a composer who writes symphonies.
Origin of symphonist
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Examples from the Web for symphonist
Hector Berlioz, the famous French symphonist, was one of the extreme romanticists.How Music Developed
W. J. Henderson
No; in the mighty river of Beethoven the symphonist's invention shrinks to a trickle in his one opera.Musical Criticisms
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 Complete Opera Book
The First Symphony calls for special mention as in it the future Symphonist is already foreshadowed.
But he was not at his best in operatic writing,—this symphonist, this creator of great orchestral forms.
- a person who composes symphonies
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