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Hector Berlioz

French composer Hector Berlioz died 150 years ago. He has been a lifelong favorite of the British author David Cairns, who wrote Berlioz's biography and edited and translated his memoirs. Émile Signol/Académie française/Villa Médicis, Rome hide caption

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Colin Davis found power in humility later in his career — and one astonished music journalist. Alberto Venzago hide caption

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Davis On First Hearing Berlioz's Melodies

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Reneé Fleming (right) and Susan Graham — two "cheerful Americans" often mistaken for each other — are planning an intimate evening of French song. Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging hide caption

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Hear 'L'Enfance Du Christ' With The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

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Revolutionary Sounds: A Bastille Day Music Mix

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Champs-Elysees Theatre on World of Opera -- 'Beatrice and Benedict'

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The Musically Inspiring 'Romeo and Juliet'

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Ted Libbey And Fred Child Recommend Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique

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Turkey, Cranberries And Composers At The Table

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The Sacred, Profane And Placid: New Classical CDs

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A photo of Berlioz by Pierre Petit (ca 1863-1864). Pierre Petit/Berlioz Museum hide caption

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The Legacy of Composer Hector Berlioz

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