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Berlioz : Roméo et Juliette

Author: Julian Rushton. ; Julian Rushton
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: Cambridge music handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Berlioz's 'dramatic symphony' Roméo et Juliette is regarded by many as his finest work; it is certainly among the most original. It is played less often than his earlier symphonies, because it requires solo voices and chorus; yet at its heart is some of the most inspired orchestral music of the nineteenth century. This book summarises the complex genesis of the work before examining the music closely and always  Read more...
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Named Person: Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz; Berlioz, Hector <1803-1869> / Roméo et Juliette.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Rushton. ; Julian Rushton
ISBN: 0521373972 9780521373975 0521377676 9780521377676
OCLC Number: 28891140
Description: x, 119 pages : tables, music ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The genesis of Romeo et Juliette --
Berlioz, Shakespeare, and Garrick --
Exordium: Introduction and prologue; Romeo seul --
The heart of the matter: Scene d'amour; La reine Mab --
Tragedy and reconciliation: Convoi funebre; Romeo au tombeau; Finale --
A view from 1839 by Stephen Heller --
Performance and reception: 1839 and beyond --
Afterword: Romeo et Juliette as covert opera.
Series Title: Cambridge music handbooks.
Responsibility: Julian Rushton.
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This book examines the complex genesis of Berlioz's Romeo et Juliette as well as the music itself.  Read more...

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"...an excellent analysis of Berlioz's dramatic symphony for chorus, solo voices, and orchestra....Highly recommended for all collections as an insightful guide to this compex work." Choice

 
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