Music Fueled By Desire Hector Berlioz Symphony Fantastique

The Score

THE SCORE REVEALS the different techniques Berlioz used to paint an ever-changing portrait of his muse as the Symphony progresses.


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What does this version of the idée fixe tell us about Berlioz's feelings for Harriet?
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May 13, 2011

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October 18, 2010
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Anonymous (not verified)
September 1, 2010
Superlatives in art are dangerous things.
Anonymous
February 2, 2010
The second movement has a mysterious sounding introduction that creates an atmosphere of impending excitement, followed by a harps-dominated passage, then the flowing waltz theme appears, derived from the idée fixe at first[citation needed], and then transforming it. It is filled with running ascending and descending figures. The idée fixe theme interrupts the waltz twice.
Anonymous
February 2, 2010
The second movement has a mysterious sounding introduction that creates an atmosphere of impending excitement, followed by a harps-dominated passage, then the flowing waltz theme appears, derived from the idée fixe at first, and then transforming it. It is filled with running ascending and descending figures. The idée fixe theme interrupts the waltz twice.
Anonymous
February 2, 2010
Im real happy for you and im gonna let you finish, but Mozart was the greatest composer of all time. OF ALL TIME
Anonymous
January 12, 2010
Excellent! Have been teaching this for years and always had to try to collate the appearances of the idee fixe on tape/ cd - this is a brilliant teaching aid!
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