Berlioz: Romeo Et Juliette

Berlioz: Romeo Et Juliette
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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. It is played less often than his earlier symphonies, because it requires solo voices and chorus; yet at its heart is some of the most inspired orchestral music of the nineteenth century. This book summarises the complex genesis of the work before examining the music closely and always with a view to understanding its dramatic implications. The early and later critical reception is quoted and discussed and Julian Rushton concludes by suggesting a way of hearing the work which recognises the value of its mixed genre. The complete libretto is provided in both English and French.


Product IDCOBS012774335
Composer/Artist/Author Julian Rushton
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publisher Ref No 9780521377676
Language Eng
Media Textbook
No of Pages129

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