Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz

French composer, conductor
It is so rare...to find a complete person, with a soul, a heart and an imagination; so rare for characters as ardent and restless as ours to meet and to be matched together, that I hardly know how to tell you what happiness it gives me to know you.More Hector Berlioz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
It is not enough that the artist should be well prepared for the public. The public must be well prepared for what it is going to hear.More Hector Berlioz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
To render my works properly requires a combination of extreme precision and irresistible verve, a regulated vehemence, a dreamy tenderness, and an almost morbid melancholy.More Hector Berlioz quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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