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Cambridge Companion to Berlioz

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ISBN-10: 0521596386

ISBN-13: 9780521596381

Edition: 2000

Authors: Peter Bloom

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Still chiefly known as the extravagant composer of the Symphonie fantastique, Berlioz was an artist caught in the crossfire between the academic classicism of the French musical establishment and the romantic modernism of the Parisian musical scene. He was a thinker in an age that invented both the religion of art and the notion of the 'genius' who preached and practised it. This Companion contains essays by eminent scholars on Berlioz's place in nineteenth-century French cultural life, on his principal compositions (symphonies, overtures, operas, sacred works, songs), on his major writings (a delightful volume of memoires, a number of short stories, large quantities of music criticism, an…    
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/24/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Chronology
Introduction: Berlioz on the eve of the bicentenary
Perspectives
Berlioz as man and thinker
The musical environment in France
Principal Compositions
Genre in Berlioz
The symphonies
The concert overtures
The operas and the dramatic legend
The religious works
The songs
Major Writings
The M�moires
The short stories
The criticism
The Grand traite d'instrumentation
Execution
Performing
Critical Encounters
Berlioz and Gluck Joel-Marie Fauquet
Berlioz and Mozart
Berlioz and Beethoven
Berlioz and Wagner
Renown
Berlioz's impact in France
Bibliography