This book examines the complex genesis of Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette as well as the music itself.
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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