Music Fueled By Desire Hector Berlioz Symphony Fantastique

Mémoires

“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.

Finally, Berlioz returned from his Prix de Rome stint in Italy only to discover that he had just missed Harriet.


What's Your Impression?

What do Berlioz's own words tell you about his true feelings?
Anonymous (not verified)
November 18, 2010
My favorite was the 5th movement.
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