Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette

Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette

by Julian Rushton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521377676

ISBN-13: 9780521377676

Pub. Date: 10/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Berlioz's "dramatic symphony" Roméo et Juliette is regarded by many as his finest work; it is certainly among the most original. This book summarizes the complex genesis of the work before examining the music closely and always with a view to understanding its dramatic implications. Julian Rushton quotes and discusses the early and later critical reception and

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Berlioz's "dramatic symphony" Roméo et Juliette is regarded by many as his finest work; it is certainly among the most original. This book summarizes the complex genesis of the work before examining the music closely and always with a view to understanding its dramatic implications. Julian Rushton quotes and discusses the early and later critical reception and concludes by suggesting a way of hearing the work that recognizes the value of its mixed genre. The complete libretto is provided in both English and French.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521377676
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The genesis of Roméo et Juliette; 3. Berlioz, Shakespeare and Garrick; 4. Exordium: Introduction and Prologue; Roméo seul; 5. The heart of the matter: Scène d'amour; La reine Mab; 6. Tragedy and reconciliation: Convoi funébre; Roméo au tombeau; Finale; 7. A view from 1839 by Stephen Heller; 8. Performance and reception: 1839 and beyond; 9. Afterword: Roméo et Juliette as covert opera; Appendices; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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