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The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz
     

The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz

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by Hector Berlioz, David Cairus (Translator)
 

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Hector Berlioz' (1803-69) autobiography is both an account of his important place in the rise of the Romantic movement and a personal testament. He tells the story of his liaison with Harriet Smithson, and his even more passionate affairs of the mind with Shakespeare, Scott, and Byron. Familiar with all the great figures of the age, Berlioz paints brilliant

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Hector Berlioz' (1803-69) autobiography is both an account of his important place in the rise of the Romantic movement and a personal testament. He tells the story of his liaison with Harriet Smithson, and his even more passionate affairs of the mind with Shakespeare, Scott, and Byron. Familiar with all the great figures of the age, Berlioz paints brilliant portraits of Liszt, Wagner, Balzac, Weber, and Rossini, among others. And through Berlioz's intimate and detailed self-revelation, there emerges a profoundly sympathetic and attractive man, driven, finally, by his overwhelming creative urges to a position of lonely eminence.

For this new Everyman's edition of The Memoirs, the translator—the composer's most admired biographer—has completely revised the text and the extensive notes to take into account the latest research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375413919
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Everyman's Library
Pages:
720
Sales rank:
1,335,618
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.23(h) x 1.61(d)

Meet the Author

David Cairns, author of the highly acclaimed biography Berlioz, has been music critic of the Spectator, The Evening Standard, The New Statesman, and The Sunday Times (London).

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