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Berlioz

Author: David Cairns
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1999-
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Counter This biography of composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) describes with unprecedented intimacy, affection, and respect the life of one of France's greatest artists. After long being regarded as an oddity and an eccentric figure, Berlioz is now being accepted into the ranks of the great composers. Based on a wealth of previously unpublished sources, and on a profound understanding of the humanity of his subject,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cairns, David, 1926-
Berlioz.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1999-
(OCoLC)734926201
Named Person: Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cairns
ISBN: 0520221990 9780520221994 0520222008 9780520222007 0713993863 9780713993868 0713993855 9780713993851 0520240561 9780520240568
OCLC Number: 42445159
Notes: Vol. 1 originally published: London : A. Deutsch, 1989. Vol. 2 originally published: London : Allen Lane, the Penguin Press, 1999.
Awards: Winner of Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2000
Winner of Whitbread Prize (Biography) 1999
Short-listed for Whitbread Prize (Biography) 1999
Description: volumes <1> : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 1. The making of an artist 1803-1832 --
v. 2. Servitude and greatness.
Responsibility: David Cairns.
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Drawing on a wide range of sources, Cairns recreates the vivid everyday reality of Berlioz's life. He tells of the composer's struggle to establish himself in Paris, and shows how his work was  Read more...

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