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Cutting Hall,
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Altergott Auditorium at Palatine High School,
Palatine IL
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Cutting Hall,
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3:30pm

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Hungarian March (Rákóczy March)

Hector Berlioz/trans. Clark McAlister/ed. Alfred Reed

 

Hungarian March (Rákóczy March) is a familiar orchestral selection from The Damnation of Faust by Berlioz. Inspired by Goethe’s famous dramatic poem, the musical work was composed in an oratorio/opera form which Berlioz ultimately called a "légende dramatique."

Hector Berlioz (1803–1869) was an influential French Romantic composer. He is perhaps best known for Symphonie Fantastique and Requiem. Unlike some of his famous peers, Berlioz was not a child prodigy. He initially followed his father’s career in medicine then switched to music where he enjoyed a long, productive career.  

Last updated on April 17, 2015 by Palatine Concert Band