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Which are the five greatest works by Hector Berlioz in your opinion?

  • La Mort de Cléopâtre, H. 36

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  • Le roi Lear, Op. 4

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  • Lélio, ou Le retour à la vie

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  • Le Corsaire Overture, op. 21

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  • Tristia, Op. 18

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  • Feuillets d’album, Op. 19

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  • Fleurs des landes, Op. 13

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  • Hymne pour la consécration du nouveau tabernacle, H. 135

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  • Two motets, H. 141 and H. 142

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My favorite by some margin is La damnation de Faust. It was also easy to pick SF and R&J (uneven, but contains some of the best by far, like Love scene and Mab scherzo)
Admittedly, I have heard Les Troyens but don't know it well and don't know any of the other operas. I nevertheless voted for Troyens; I don't care for the Requiem, hardly know Te Deum and L'enfance. I know but never really clicked with Nuits d'été. So I gave the last vote to Harold in Italy although I think that this piece is downhill after the first half of the first movement.
 

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It might have lost some of its specialness but if Berlioz had made a real opera out of his Faust, it would probably be more popular. As it is it has some of his greatest music but lacks a bit of an overall arch.
 
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