Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz

French composer, conductor
Heine commenting on the music of Louis Hector Berlioz: He is an immense nightingale, a lark as great as an eagle. . . . The music causes me to dream of fabulous empires, filled with fabulous sins.More Hector Berlioz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.More Hector Berlioz quotes [10/14/2011 01:10:52]
Time, time - that is our greatest master! Alas, like Ugolino, time devours its own children.More Hector Berlioz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.More Hector Berlioz quotes [10/14/2011 01:10:47]
In my opinion, the trombone is the true head of the family of wind instruments, which I have named the 'epic' one. It possesses nobility and grandeur to the highest degree; it has all the serious and powerful tones of sublime musical poetry, from religious, calm and imposing accents to savage, orgiastic outburst. Directed by the will of the master, the trombones can chant like a choir of priests, threaten, utter gloomy sighs, a mournful lament, or a bright hymn of glory; they can break forth into awe-inspiring cries anMore Hector Berlioz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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