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Berlioz Studies : Cambridge Composer Studies - Peter Bloom

Berlioz Studies

Cambridge Composer Studies

By: Peter Bloom (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th September 1992
ISBN: 9780521412865
Number Of Pages: 300

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This book contains nine essays by leading Berlioz scholars on various aspects of the great nineteenth-century musician's life and work. Among the pieces studied closely are Romeo et Juliette, La Damnation de Faust and Les Nuits d' ete. An essay on newly discovered documents gives us a revealing portrait of the artist as a young man; another essay which examines little studied manuscripts shows us how precisely Berlioz arranged Gluck's celebrated opera Orphee. The practical question of Berlioz's metronome marks are studied thoroughly for the first time, and the volume closes with a novel piece in dialogue form by the elder statesman of Berlioz scholars, Jacques Barzun, who treats with exceptional grace the profound issues raised by Berlioz the man and the musician.

"...may be the calmest, most thoughtful assessment of the composer that has yet appeared." The World & I

Preface
List of abbreviations
The Reboul-Berlioz collection
Berlioz and the metronome
Romeo and Juliet and RomTo et
In the shadows of Les Nuits d'TtT
Les Nuits d'ete: cycle or collection?
'Ritter Berlioz' in Germany
The Damnation of Faust: the perils of heroism in Music
Berlioz's version of Gluck's OrphTe
Overheard at Glimmerglass ('famous last words')
Index
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ISBN: 9780521412865
ISBN-10: 0521412862
Series: Cambridge Composer Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 25th September 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.61