The Other Worlds of Hector Berlioz: Travels with the Orchestra

The Other Worlds of Hector Berlioz: Travels with the Orchestra

by Inge van Rij

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ISBN-13: 9780521896467
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/19/2015
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Inge van Rij is a Senior Lecturer in Musicology at the New Zealand School of Music. Her first book, Brahms's Song Collections, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2006, having received substantial funding from a Marsden Grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand. She is a regular presenter at international conferences, including both the American Musicological Society and the Society for Ethnomusicology.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Travels with the orchestra: travel writing and Berlioz's Orchestration Treatise; 2. Conquering other worlds: military metaphors, virtuosity, and subjectivity in Symphonie funèbre et triomphale and Harold en Italie; 3. Visions of other worlds: sensing the supernatural in Épisode de la vie d'un artiste and La nonne sanglante; 4. Back to (the music of) the future: aesthetics of technology in Berlioz's Euphonia and Damnation de Faust; 5. Exhibiting other worlds: Les Troyens, museum culture, and human zoos; Epilogue.

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