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The life of Berlioz

Author: Peter Bloom
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Musical lives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Berlioz is the quintessential romantic composer by dint of the conspicuous intermingling of art and life that marks his musical and literary output. This Life of Berlioz situates the celebrated French musician in the vibrant and highly politicized musical culture of the periods of the Bourbon Restoration, July Monarchy, Second Republic, and Second Empire in which he lived and worked as composer, conductor, concert  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bloom
ISBN: 0521480914 9780521480918 0521485487 9780521485487
OCLC Number: 38478411
Description: xi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Initiation (1803-1830). A childhood of learning and love. The medical student. Cherubini's Conservatoire. Paying (for) concerts. The paradoxical Prix de Rome. The Symphonie fantastique --
2. Innovation (1830-1848). Revolution in France, reaction in Italy. The composer in Paris. Commissions for the nation. Love and music. On the campaign trail --
3. Introspection (1848-1869). Republican agitation and imperial redress. Love, marriage, duty. The irresistible Institut de France. Dido, Beatrice, Shakespeare, and Marie. A meaningful legacy.
Series Title: Musical lives.
Responsibility: Peter Bloom.
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