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Music and fantasy in the age of Berlioz

Author: Francesca Brittan
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Series: New perspectives in music history and criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Francesca Brittan invites us to listen to fantasy, attending both to literary descriptions of sound in otherworldly narratives, and to the wave of "fantastique" musical works published in France through the middle decades of the nineteenth century, including Berlioz's 1830 Symphonie fantastique and pieces by Liszt, Adam, Meyerbeer and others.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Brittan
ISBN: 9781107136328 1107136326
OCLC Number: 990973158
Description: 357 pages music ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: hearing fantasy; 1. The fantastique moderne; 2. Melancholy, monomania, and the monde fantastique; 3. Le retour ... la vie: natural magic and the ideal orchestra; 4. Grammatical imaginaries; 5. Listening in hell; 6. Fairyology, entomology, and the Scherzo fantastique.
Series Title: New perspectives in music history and criticism.
Responsibility: Francesca Brittan.

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An exploration of fantastic soundworlds in nineteenth-century France, providing a fresh aesthetic and compositional context for Berlioz and others.  Read more...

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