Berlioz The Outsider

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20030817

""My whole life...has been one long, ardent pursuit of an ideal formed in my own imagination."" (Hector Berlioz) For Berlioz, that pursuit set him apart from the outset.

As a child he was taught by his father and soon lapping up Virgil.

As a student in Paris, he broke with his family in refusing to follow a career in medicine, and was at odds with the authorities at the Conservatoire.

As a composer he broke all moulds and in his own country became isolated from the society he sought to espouse.

Was Berlioz a visionary ahead of his time or a flawed genius who rejected all attempts at conformity? Dennis Marks looks for answers in the company of Sir Colin Davis, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, David Cairns, Steve Martland, Graham Vick, Norman Rosenthal and Remy Stricker.

/ Berlioz The Outsider "My whole life...has been one long, ardent pursuit of an ideal formed in my own imagination." (Hector Berlioz) For Berlioz, that pursuit set him apart from the outset.

Evening Morning

Afternoon / Berlioz The Outsider "My whole life...has been one long, ardent pursuit of an ideal formed in my own imagination." (Hector Berlioz) For Berlioz, that pursuit set him apart from the outset.

20030817

""My whole life...has been one long, ardent pursuit of an ideal formed in my own imagination."" (Hector Berlioz) For Berlioz, that pursuit set him apart from the outset.

As a child he was taught by his father and soon lapping up Virgil.

As a student in Paris, he broke with his family in refusing to follow a career in medicine, and was at odds with the authorities at the Conservatoire.

As a composer he broke all moulds and in his own country became isolated from the society he sought to espouse.

Was Berlioz a visionary ahead of his time or a flawed genius who rejected all attempts at conformity? Dennis Marks looks for answers in the company of Sir Colin Davis, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, David Cairns, Steve Martland, Graham Vick, Norman Rosenthal and Remy Stricker.

/ Berlioz The Outsider "My whole life...has been one long, ardent pursuit of an ideal formed in my own imagination." (Hector Berlioz) For Berlioz, that pursuit set him apart from the outset.

Evening Morning

Afternoon / Berlioz The Outsider "My whole life...has been one long, ardent pursuit of an ideal formed in my own imagination." (Hector Berlioz) For Berlioz, that pursuit set him apart from the outset.