Hardcover with light shelfwear to edges and covers. DJ covered with mylar. Pages tight and clean. Library discard with usual attachments and marks. Pocket removed. 255 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1972. ISBN: 0091105609. Greatest of the composers of the French romantic school, Berlioz was even more dramatically romantic in his life. As a boy, he fell in love with a girl in pink shoes, and she was inspiration of his first musical composition, a quintette. His career, however, was mapped out for him. His father, a doctor, sent him to Paris to study medicine.