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Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique (Not all points have wider listening)

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- Regarded as leading French Romantic composer in early C19th

- Associated with leading figures: Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt

- Had no keyboard skills: influence on harmonic writing and melodic and lyrical aspects of music

- Mastery of orchestral sonorities

- Pioneer of programmatic music

- He (and R. Schumann) was earliest composer to write considerable music criticism
- Use of 4 (not 2) bassoons (unusual orchestration)
--------> More than 2 bassoon parts in Rite of Spring, also uses unusual instruments like Alto Flute and soprano/piccolo clarinets

- Pizzicato in strings (bar 7)
--------> 'Psycho' has range of string performance techniques

- Mutes (bar 3, violin 1), changes sonority of melody
--------> Stravinsky explores sonority using bassoon in high register in solo (bar 1) to create raw, primal sound