Berlioz Studies

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Peter Bloom
Cambridge University Press, Sep 10, 1992 - Music - 279 pages
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This volume contains nine substantial essays by the world's leading Berlioz scholars. They cover various aspects of Berlioz's life and works and represent an important contribution to Berlioz research. The book includes essays based on documents, both biographical and musical, that give us, among other things, a portrait of the artist as a young man and a revealing view of an important but little-studied work of his maturity. There are readings of Romeo et Juliette and La Damnation de Faust that wrestle anew with the problems of the relationships between literature and music and - as Berlioz's music nearly always requires - with the problems of genre. Two views of Berlioz's Les Nuits d't are presented which ask when and why the work was conceived, and how the work coheres. The practical question of Berlioz's metronome marks are here thoroughly studied for the first time. The volume closes with a novel piece, in dialogue form, by the elder statesman of Berlioz scholars, Jacques Barzun, who treats with exceptional grace the profound issues raised by Berlioz the man and musician.
 

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Contents

Berlioz and the metronome
17
Romeo and Juliet and Romeo et Juliette
37
In the shadows of Les Nuits dete
81
cycle or collection?
112
Ritter Berlioz in Germany
136
Berliozs version of Glucks Orphee
201
Overheard at Glimmerglass Famous last words
254
Index
273
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