Music Fueled By Desire Hector Berlioz Symphony Fantastique


“The public, I am aware, is little concerned with what I may have done or felt or thought. But a few artists and music-lovers having expressed the desire to know, I would rather they were given a true version than left to believe a false one.”
 —Hector Berlioz, 1848

A true Romantic, Berlioz was not shy about expressing his feelings in writing, leaving us poignant letters and dramatic memoires that give us a glimpse into his inner thoughts.

In these selections Berlioz describes how Harriet, no longer the toast of Paris, was given tickets to his concert and decided to attend.

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What do Berlioz's own words tell you about his true feelings?
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