(1803–69), French composer; full name Louis-Hector Berlioz. He wrote for large orchestras and choirs and employed dramatic, descriptive orchestral effects. Notable works: Les Troyens (opera, 1856-9), Symphonie fantastique (1830), and La Damnation de Faust (cantata, 1846).
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