Birth and Life

Hector Berlioz


Date of birth 11. 12. 1803
Country of birth France



Date of death 8. 3. 1869
Cemetery Montmartre cemetery, Paris, France
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 48.887908, 2.329863

Plot: Avenue Hector Berlioz, Division 20, curbside

Summary from Wikipedia

The elder son of a provincial doctor, Berlioz was expected to follow his father into medicine, and he attended a Parisian medical college before defying his family by taking up music as a profession. His independence of mind and refusal to follow traditional rules and formulas put him at odds with the conservative musical establishment of Paris. He briefly moderated his style sufficiently to win France's premier music prize, the Prix de Rome, in 1830 but he learned little from the academics of the Paris Conservatoire. Opinion was divided for many years between those who thought him an original ...

Author of contribution: Janez, published 8. 12. 2015

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