I still do maintain Berlioz's music is an uneven jumbled mess. For example ., how in hell could he write some incredibly beautiful sections for his Romeo & Juliet and yet create in some of its other parts: areas - so banal. I have seen live performances of The Damnation of Faust with top international artists plus 3 different live staged versions of Gounod's Faust. IMHO The 'Berlioz Damnation' only comes into "its own" at the finish. While having no shortage 0n my shelves of various versions of all of Berlioz's works....I may own 3 complete versions of the full editions of Berlioz's The Trojans .....but I am still waiting for its so called 'great musical revelations' to be revealed to me. On the other hand take the entire Act 5 of the Gounod Faust. ....it certainly is masterly from first note to finish, while also doubly overwhelming, if its conductor and orchestra decides to go absolutely 'hammer and tongs' and unleash its wide full sound dynamics in its closing moments. That is French high -blown romantic music , totally unashamed at what it is, at its very best.