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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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The Shining
The Shining Soundtrack
The Tree of Life
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Seven Psychopaths
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 2016 Ils sont partout (arranger: "La Marseillaise - Sonnerie -1er et 2ème Couplet with orchestration by Berlioz - (7 09)")
 2016 The Brontes at the BBC (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Le Corsaire Overture, Op. 21" - uncredited)
 2016 Zaak 32A (TV Movie) (writer: "Un bal (from symphonie fantastique)")
 2015 Agnus Dei (music: "Veni, Creator Spiritus")
 2015 Ash vs Evil Dead (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Books from Beyond (2015) ... (writer: "Requiem: II. Dies Irae", "Requiem_ II. Dies irae - Berlioz" - uncredited)
 2015 Colorado Inside Out (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- October 30, 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "Witches Sabbath")
 2015 Equals (writer: "Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14: 111. Scene Aux Champs: Adagio" - uncredited)
 2014 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Silent Symphony (2014) ... (writer: "Hungarian March" - uncredited)
- Fifth Chair (2014) ... (writer: "Hungarian March" - uncredited)
 2014/II Phoenix (performer: "Largo D-moll Op. 3 Nr. 11")
 2014 Hylas (Short) (writer: "Vallon sonore")
 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 Simon och ekarna (writer: "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")
 2009 NCIS (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Broken Bird (2009) ... (writer: "Symphonie Fantastique" - uncredited)
 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 Bienvenido a casa (writer: "Harold en Italia")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "Trio for 2 Flutes and Harp")
 2003 Cantando dietro i paraventi (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 Histeria! (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Meglomaniacs (1998) ... (music: "Symphony Fantastique - Dream of a Witches' Sabbath" - uncredited)
 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 Witches' Sabbath" - uncredited)
 1993 The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- The Longest Day in Space (1993) ... (arranger: "Invitation to the Dance" - as Berlioz)
 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 (My Dinner with Elmyra/The Amazing Three) (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")
 1980 The Shining ("The Shining (Main Title)")
 1978 Les belles manières (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 (writer: "Dream of a Witches' Sabbath from Symphonie Fantastique" - 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)
 1969 The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (as Berlioz, "Harold In Italy")
 1968 La morte d'Isotta (Short) (music: "Requiem")
 1966 La Grande Vadrouille (music: "Rakoczy March" - uncredited)
 1966 The Embryo Hunts in Secret (music: "Dream of a Witches' Sabbath")
 1966 Todas as Mulheres do Mundo (music: "Symphonie fantastique")
 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 Song Without End (writer: "Rakoczy March" - uncredited)
 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'" - uncredited)
 1959 Leda (writer: "Romeo et Juliette")
 1958 The Screaming Skull (music: "Symphonie Fantastique - Dream of a Witches' Sabbath" - uncredited)
 1957 En direct de... (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Rome: Le Forum (1957) ... (music: "Le Carnaval Romain, Ouverture Op. 9")
 1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wuthering Heights (1950) ... (writer: "Songe d'une nuit du sabbat (Dream of the Night of the Sabbath) from Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14")
 1943 Batman (writer: "Symphonie Fantastique" - uncredited)
 1940 Nuit de décembre (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")
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Poem: "La Damnation de Faust" (filmed as Faust in Hell (1903)).

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Was the first composer to write for suspended cymbal, in the last measure of "Symphonie Fantastique". Was also the first composer to specify what type of timpani mallets to use, as well as stickings, in that same piece. See more »


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