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Author: Hector Berlioz; Elizabeth Csicsery-Rónay
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) was equally prominent as composer and author. According to Harold Schonberg, he was the "foremost music critic of his time, possibly of all time." A Travers Chants is the collection of writings he himself selected from his thirty-odd years of musical journalism. These essays cover a wide spectrum of intellectual inquiry: Beethoven's nine symphonies and his opera, Fidelio; Wagner and the
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Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869.
Art of music and other essays.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)639423866
Named Person: Hector Berlioz
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hector Berlioz; Elizabeth Csicsery-Rónay
ISBN: 0253311640 9780253311641
OCLC Number: 27896095
Language Note: Translation based on: A travers chants.
Description: xiv, 274 pages : portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jacques Barzun --
The Art of Music --
A Critical Study of Beethoven's Nine Symphonies --
A Few Words about the Trios and Sonatas of Beethoven --
Fidelio --
Beethoven in the Rings of Saturn --
The Emoluments of Singers --
The Current State of the Art of Singing --
Good Singers and Bad --
Gluck's Orphee --
Lines Written Soon after the First Performance of Orphee at the Theatre-Lyrique --
The Alceste of Euripides and Those of Quinault and Calzabigi --
The Revival of Gluck's Alceste at the Opera --
Instruments Added by Modern Composers to the Scores of Old Masters --
High and Low Sounds --
Der Freischutz --
Oberon --
Abu-Hassan; The Abduction from the Seraglio --
The Method Discovered by M. Delsarte for Tuning Instruments --
On Church Music --
Musical Customs of China --
Letter to the Academy of Fine Arts of the Institute --
The Rise in Concert Pitch --
The End Is Near --
The Richard Wagner Concerts --
Sunt Lacrymae Rerum --
The Symphonies of H. Reber; Stephen Heller.
Other Titles: A travers chants.
Responsibility: Hector Berlioz ; translated and edited by Elizabeth Csicsery-Rónay.

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