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

Overview

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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