Berlioz, sa vie, son oeuvre, son influence

from French in Ann Arbor


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 (Symphonie fantastique, la Damnation de Faust, Romeo and Juliet, Requiem, les Troyens,...), 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,...).
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.


Teaching French is a passion and a hobby. But, my world would not be complete without my family, my friends, my garden, literature, music, knitting, movies and exercise!!!


I'm a lover of literature and actively campaign for BOOKS.


Music, literature, and art have always been at the center of my inner life.A retired speech pathologist, I teach poetry appreciation to elders, paint, and indulge my fondness for the French language.


Crystal Cannon is a high school French teacher from Detroit. She is married with one child. She loves reading, traveling, fine dining and good music.


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Mijo Pappas
about 5 years ago

Quelle belle soirée, Yann! Avoir une passion est superbe, mais savoir l'expliquer et préparer deux heures pour que d'autres en comprennent les raisons et la partagent est autre chose. Quel plaisir que de pouvoir continuer à nous enrichir. Je vais maintenant écouter beaucoup plus d'oeuvres de Berlioz. Et puis, comme je suis prof, je sais exactement combien de temps tu as passé sur ton exposé. Merci! Et merci à Julia et à toi de nous avoir offert un si bel accueil. J'adore la musique sacrée et me réjouis à la pensée du prochain cours. Gratitude.

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Cat Novak
over 5 years ago

oh, c'est trop bête. Je serai en France depuis 4 jours lorsque vous offrirez cette classe.

Yann Beaumin
over 5 years ago

Je pourrais déplacer la date si plusieurs personnes me le demandent

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