The Art Of Music And Other Essays

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"Berlioz the person-composer-writer is the sensitive child of his century and a most passionate voice of his time." —The Opera
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"Berlioz could hardly have been better served than by the translator of this English edition... It is an invaluable and long-overdue addition to the
Berlioz literature in English. Elisabeth Csicsery-Rónay has given us an 'A travers chants for the millennium." —Music and ...

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Overview

"Berlioz the person-composer-writer is the sensitive child of his century and a most passionate voice of his time." —The Opera
Quarterly

"Berlioz could hardly have been better served than by the translator of this English edition... It is an invaluable and long-overdue addition to the
Berlioz literature in English. Elisabeth Csicsery-Rónay has given us an 'A travers chants for the millennium." —Music and Letters

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
was equally prominent as composer and music critic. 'A Travers Chants is the collection of writings he himself selected from his thirty-odd years of musical journalism. This new translation,
phrased in lively, idiomatic English and annotated for the twentieth-century reader, is illustrated with lithographs and drawings from Berlioz’s lifetime.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253311641
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1994
  • Edition description: Annotated
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH CSICSERY-RÓNAY, based in Brussels, is a translator of both French and Hungarian. Her articles and music reviews have been published in Berlioz Society Bulletin, Opera
News, and Musical America.

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Table of Contents

FORWARD BY Jacques Barzun
Translator’s
Note
Acknowledgments

The Art of Music
A Critical Study of
Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies
A Few Words about the Trios and Sonatas of
Beethoven
Fidelio
Beethoven in the Rings of Saturn
The Emoluments of
Singers
The Current State of the Art of Singing
Good Singers and
Bad
Gluck’s Orphee
Lines Written Soon After the First Performance of Orphee at the Theatre-Lyrique
The Alceste of Euripides and Those of Quinault and
Calzabigi
The Revival of Gluck’s Alceste at the Opera
Instruments Added by
Modern Composers to the Scores of Old Masters
High and Low Sounds
Der
Freischutz
Oberon Abu-Hassan; The Abduction from the Seraglio
The Method
Discovered by M. Delsarte for Tuning Instruments
On Church Music
Musical Customs of China
Letter to the Academy of Fine Arts of the Institue
The Rise in Concert
Pitch
The End Is Near
The Richard Wagner Concerts
Sunt Lacrymae
Rerum
The Symphonies of H. Reber; Stephen Heller
Romeo and
Juliet
Concerning a Ballet Based on Faust
To Be or Not to
Be

Appendix: The Lapdog School
Notes
Index

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