Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837 by Katherine Kolb,Samuel N. Rosenberg PDF

By Katherine Kolb,Samuel N. Rosenberg

ISBN-10: 0199391955

ISBN-13: 9780199391950

The crucial Romantic artist of his century, Hector Berlioz inspired Paganini and Liszt as "Beethoven's purely inheritor" and dazzled the younger Wagner as a composer, orchestra conductor, and critic. To Paris and all Europe, Berlioz was once referred to as a lot for his writings as for his track, but there was no English-language anthology of his feedback to be had until eventually now.

Berlioz on Music plunges us into the Parisian song international in the course of one among its such a lot brilliant classes, the innovative years surrounding 1830, nonetheless resonant with stories of Napoleon and the French Revolution of just a couple of a long time sooner than. We stick to Berlioz as he confronts the transition to a contemporary, commerce-driven society the place track as excessive artwork has but to discover a spot, utilizing his pen to compliment or scold, rouse or cajole performers, composers, managers, and most people. The articles offered here-given in chronological order and, with a number of exceptions, of their entirety-are followed through an introductory paragraph and notes that specify Berlioz's references to individuals, musical and literary works, old occasions, and extra. the result's a fascinating selection of Berlioz's energetic prose, offered with scholarly rigor and rendered in obtainable, sleek English. students, enthusiasts of Berlioz's song, historical past fanatics, and Francophiles will savour this compelling creation to 1 of the richest sessions of French culture.

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