This is the occasion to talk about the life and work of french composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). My idea is to propose and comment some extracts of his most famous scores, in order to allow the audience to get more familiar with the musical ideas of this unique artist. We can also talk about the links between Berlioz and other major composers of the nineteenth century (Liszt, Wagner,...).
After a first meeting dedicated to Berlioz's symphonies, I will focus this discussion on the composer's religious music (Requiem, Te Deum, L'enfance du Christ, Messe solennelle,...).
I propose to set up this meeting like a potluck: each guest can bring a dish, a dessert or a bottle of something that will be shared with the other participants (cheese and red wine are welcome, pudding is forbidden...).
NOTE: PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS DISCUSSION WILL BE HELD IN FRENCH
I have a passion for the great composers and their works, and I think this could be interesting to share what I know about french classical music, a rich and fascinating world, although maybe not as well known as italian or german traditions.