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Life of Berlioz

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ISBN-10: 0521480914

ISBN-13: 9780521480918

Edition: 1998

Authors: Peter Bloom

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The 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 manager, and writer. The author of the Symphonie fantastique was indeed possessed of a fertile and fantastical imagination; but the common image of Berlioz as a misunderstood and mistreated genius obscures both the solidity of his work as a musical architect and the reality of his position as one sometimes favored by those in power. Berlioz is the quintessential romantic composer by dint of the conspicuous intermingling of art…    
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/19/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880

Initiation (1803-1830)
Innovation (1830-1848)
Introspection (1848-1869)
Afterword.