Berlioz

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Berlioz

Hector (Louis) . 1803--69, French composer, regarded as a pioneer of modern orchestration. His works include the cantata La Damnation de Faust (1846), the operas Les Troyens (1856--59) and Béatrice et Bénédict (1860--62), the Symphonie fantastique (1830), and the oratorio L'Enfance du Christ (1854)