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Hector Berlioz (1803–1869)

Hector Berlioz was born on December 11, 1803, into the family of Dr. Louis Berlioz and Marie-Antoinette-Josephine. Hector was the first of six children, three of whom died. He took music lessons at home from a visiting teacher and played flute and guitar. By age 16 he wrote a song for voice and guitar that was later reused for his "Symphonie ... See full bio »


(age 65) in Paris, France

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 2012 Seven Psychopaths (writer: "Berlioz: Strophes'Premiers transports que nui n'oblie.")
 2012 To the Wonder (writer: "Harold in Italy, Op. 16, II.")
 2012/I The Raven (writer: "Symphonie Fantastique, OP.14")
 2012 13 Steps (Video) (music: "Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14, V. Ronde du Sabbat")
 2011 Berlioz: The Symphonie Fantastique, Then and Now (music: "Symphonie fantastique")
 2011 The Tree of Life (writer: "Domine Jesu Christe [Requiem Op. 5 (Grande Messe des morts)]", "Harold in Italy", "Agnus Dei [Requiem, Op. 5 (Grande Messe des Morts)]")
 2009 Keeping Score (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique (2009) ... (music: "Symphony fantastique")
 2008 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- New York Philharmonic Opening Night Gala with Sir James Galway (2008) ... (music: "Roman Carnival Overture")
 2006 Clerks II (writer: "Symphonie Fantastique" - uncredited)
 2006 Welcome Home (writer: "Harold en Italia")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "Trio for 2 Flutes and Harp")
 2003 Singing Behind Screens (writer: "Symphonie phantastique: Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat" (opus 14) - Largo, Allegro, Dies Irae, and Ronde du Sabbat, "Tristia: La mort d'Ophélie auprès d'un torrent" (opus 18), "Tristia: Marche funèbre pour la dernière scène d'Hamlet" (opus 18))
 2003 Perduto amor (writer: "LE SPECTRE DE LA ROSE" da NUITS D'ETE) / (writer: "VILLANELLE - QUAND VIENDRA LA SAISON NOUVELLE da NUITS D'ETE" - as H. Berlioz)
 2002 The Sum of All Fears (writer: "Invocation to Nature (from La Damnation de Faust)" - uncredited)
 2001 Original Sin (writer: "Tristia, Op. 18: Meditation Religieuse")
 1999 Jakob the Liar (writer: "Rakoczy March")
 1999 Les passagers (music: "Symphonie Fantastique" - as Berlioz)
 1998 B. Monkey (writer: "D'AMOUR L'ARDENT FLAMME" - as Hector Louix Berlioz)
 1998 Three Tenors '98 World Cup Paris (TV Special) (writer: "Le Carnaval Romain")
 1996 Star Trek: First Contact (writer: "Vallon Sonore")
 1996 Poussières d'amour - Abfallprodukte der Liebe (Documentary) ("Béatrice et Bénédict", "La mort de Cléopâtre")
 1993-1994 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Hermit Ren (1994) ... (music: "Symphonie Fantastique - Movement 4" - uncredited)
- A Visit to Anthony (1993) ... (music: "Symphonie Fantastique - Movement 4" - uncredited)
 1994 The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 (TV Special) (writer: "Marche Hogroise" - as Berlioz)
 1993 Desperate Remedies ("Un Bal")
 1993 Animaniacs (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Hot, Bothered, and Bedeviled/Moon Over Minerva/Skullhead Boneyhands (1993) ... (music: "Symphony Fantastique - Dream of a Witche's Sabbath" - uncredited)
 1993 Screen Two (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Voices in the Garden (1993) ... (arranger: "Aufforderung zum Tanz" (The Invitation to the Dance))
 1992 The Accompanist (writer: "Nuits d'été: Spectre de la rose", "Nuits d'été: La villanelle")
 1992 Hector Berlioz: Te Deum (TV Movie) (music: "Te Deum")
 1991 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Love Disconnection (1991) ... (music: "Symphony Fantastique - Movement 4" - uncredited)
 1991 Sleeping with the Enemy (music: "Dream of a Witches' Sabbath")
 1990 Leonard Bernstein in Salzau (Video) (music: "Romeo et Juliette" (excerpts))
 1990 Nigdy tu juz nie powróce (TV Movie) ("Potepienia Fausta")
 1989 Undergångens arkitektur (Documentary) (music: "Requiem (excerpt)")
 1985 El misterio de Cynthia Baird (writer: "Fantastic Symphony")
 1984 Wangan Doro (writer: "Symphonie fantastique, Op.14")
 1982 Dulces horas (writer: "Sinfonía fantástica")
 1981 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet/In Tribute to Nijinsky (1981) ... (arranger: "La spectre de la Rose")
 1978 Fine Manners (music: "Symphonie Fantastique" - as Berlioz)
 1977 Jabberwocky (music: "Symphonie Fantastique" - uncredited)
 1976 The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Delights and Dangers of Ambiguity (1976) ... (music: "Romeo Alone", "Festivities in Capulet's Palace")
 1974 Shriek of the Mutilated ("Dream of a Sabbath Night", uncredited)
 1971 Doctor Who (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Dæmons: Episode Two (1971) ... (writer: "Symphonie Fantastique, Movement IV: 'March to the Gallows' (Op. 14, H48)" - uncredited)
 1970 Belated Flowers (music: "Symphonie fantastique")
 1961-1969 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Berlioz Takes a Trip (1969) ... (music: "Symphonie Fantastique" (excerpts))
- The Sound of a Hall (1962) ... (music: "Roman Carnival Overture")
- Overtures and Preludes (1961) ... (music: "Roman Carnival Overture")
 1969 Civilisation (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Fallacies of Hope (1969) ... (writer: "King Lear Overture" - uncredited)
 1968 La morte d'Isotta (Short) (music: "Requiem")
 1967 Todas as Mulheres do Mundo (music: "Symphonie fantastique")
 1966 The Big Runaround (writer: "Rakoczy March S. 11")
 1966 The Embryo Hunts in Secret (music: "Dream of a Witches' Sabbath")
 1964 Woman of Straw (music: "Symphonie Fantastique" - uncredited)
 1962 Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra (TV Movie) (music: "Symphonie Fantastique")
 1961 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Freddie and the Yuletide Doll (1961) ... ("Invitation to the Dance")
 1961 Romanticism in Music (TV Movie) (music: "Roméo et Juliette: Romeo Alone")
 1960 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Taste for Lobster (1960) ... (writer: "'Symphonie Fantastique' (Op. 14, H48), Movement 4 'March To The Gallows'" - as Hector Louis Berlioz)
 1959 Leda (writer: "Romeo et Juliette")
 1958 The Screaming Skull (music: "Symphony Fantastique - Dream of a Witche's Sabbath" - uncredited)
 1943 Batman (writer: "Symphonie Fantastique" - uncredited)
 1940 Night in December (writer: "Sonate au Clair de Lune")
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl (music: "Rakoczy March" (1846) - uncredited)
 1925 La damnation de Faust (writer: "La damnation de Faust")
Show Show Music department (20 credits)
Show Show Writer (11 credits)
Show Show Composer (2 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Poem: "La Damnation de Faust" (filmed as Faust in Hell (1903)).

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2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

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Was actually planning a composition calling for 32 timpani. See more »


His big shock of deep red curly hair and his eagle nose

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