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Berlioz on music : selected criticism, 1824-1837

Author: Hector Berlioz; Katherine Kolb; Samuel N Rosenberg
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The quintessential Romantic artist of his century, Hector Berlioz impressed Paganini and Liszt as "Beethoven's only heir" and dazzled the young Wagner as a composer, orchestra conductor, and critic. To Paris and all Europe, Berlioz was known as much for his writings as for his music, yet there has been no English-language anthology of his criticism available until now. Berlioz on Music plunges us into the Parisian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Hector Berlioz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hector Berlioz; Katherine Kolb; Samuel N Rosenberg
ISBN: 9780199391950 0199391955
OCLC Number: 884439722
Language Note: Criticisms by Berlioz translated from French to English by Samuel N. Rosenberg.
Description: xvii, 300 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Musical polemic: on "Dilettanti" --
Musical polemic: On Armide and Gluck --
The arts: observations on classical music and romantic music --
Concert Society of the Conservatoire: first concert --
Music review: concerts --
Gluck (Part I) --
Music review: Beethoven and the Dilettanti of Bordeaux --
Music review: Henri Reber Quartets --
Music review: Funeral service for Choron (I) --
Music review: Funeral service for Choron (II) --
Rossini's William Tell (Part I) --
Boieldieu --
Notice to readers idle enough to read my articles --
Gluck's Iphigenia in Tauris (Part I) --
Music review: À elle, letters for piano by Chrétien Urhan --
Gabussi's Ernani at the Théâtre-Italien --
Music review: Opéra: William Tell; Opéra-Comique: Zémire et Azor (Reprise); Concerts --
Conservatoire orchestra: first concert [Eighth season] --
Critical review: "Le Moine," text by Émilien Pacini, Music by G. Meyerbeer --
Third concert at the Conservatoire: symphonies by Haydn and Beethoven --
Music review: Royal Academy of Music: first performance of La Juive, Opera in five acts by M M. Scribe and Halévy --
Music review: Concert by the pupils of Choron at the Hôtel de Ville --
Concert Society of the Conservatoire: fourth concert --
Sixth Conservatoire concert --
Concert by Franz Liszt: Hôtel de Ville (Salle Saint-Jean) --
M. Cherubini's Requiem at the Invalides and m. Lesueur's Te Deum at Notre Dame --
On the score of Hérold's Zampa --
Mozart's Don Juan --
Religious music: M. Lesueur: Rachel, Noëmi, Ruth et Booz, Oratorios; M. Urhan: Auditions --
Opéra-Comique- concerts: Virtuosos and composers --
First Conservatoire Concert of the season --
Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots: Acts 4 and 5 --
Concerts at the Conservatoire: The Magic Flute and Les Mystéres d'Isis; Mozart's corrector --
Liszt --
Antoine Reicha --
Musical entertainments: Le Siége de Corinthe at the Opéra: M. Ole Bull; M. Labarre and his harp school; Music of public festivals: Paris artists and music lovers celebrating the victory at Fleurus in 1794; Amateur fund-raiser for the wounded in 1830; Huge chorus in Galerie Colbert --
The progress of musical education in France: M. Joseph Mainzer and M. Aubéry du Boulley --
Polytechnical society: awards ceremony --
Opéra: William Tell: debut of Duprez --
Royal Academy of Music: premiere of La Chatte métamorphosée en femme, Ballet in three acts by MM. Charles Duveyrier and Corali, music by M. Montfort.
Other Titles: Prose works.
Responsibility: edited by Katherine Kolb ; translated by Samuel N. Rosenberg.
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