With Berlioz we meet one of the most remarkable and intriguing figures in music history. Wild, passionate, brilliant totally unpredictable, he is one of the archetypal figures of the 19th century Romantic era. He was one of the first composers to live out his emotions and dreams in his music, and in so doing produced some of the most innovative and fascinating works the world has ever heard. This course will examine his roots, his youthful influences, and plot his development from his early songs and his ground-breaking Symphonie Fantastique through a career which, though filled with music of historical importance, saw him increasingly frustrated and depressed at the reception of his works in his home country.
Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 18/295