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Berlioz and the romantic century. by Jacques Barzun

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Published by V. Gollancz in London .
Written in English


  • Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsML410.B5 B2 1951
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6123670M
LC Control Number52041495

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Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Berlioz and the Romantic Century: 2 Volumes [Jacques Barzun] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the two-volume hardbound unabridged first edition of Barzun's legendary appreciation of BerliozAuthor: Jacques Barzun. Jacques Barzun continued to write on education and cultural history after retiring from Columbia. At 84 years of age, he began writing his swan song, to which he devoted the better part of the resulting book of more than pages, From Dawn to Decadence: Years of Western Cultural Life, to the Present, revealed a vast erudition and brilliance undimmed by advanced mater: Columbia University. Louis-Hector Berlioz (11 December – 8 March ) was a French Romantic composer. His output includes orchestral works such as the Symphonie fantastique and Harold in Italy, choral pieces including the Requiem and L'Enfance du Christ, his three operas Benvenuto Cellini, Les Troyens and Béatrice et Bénédict, and works of hybrid genres such as the "dramatic symphony" Roméo et Juliette.

Berlioz and the Romantic Century book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.5/5(3). A book for the serious student, library reference shelves and music schools in particular, and for a long standard sale. A monumental work, in its pages and its bibliography of an additional pages, this biography of the ""misknown"" composer Berlioz is a reassessment of one of the world's few complete article in the heroic tradition. The inquiring music-lover in search of exhaustive musical biography will find the lives of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Wagner minutely set forth in compendious, multi-volume works. Hector Berlioz now joins this select company with the publication of Jacques Barzun’s "Berlioz and the Romantic Century.". Jan 30,  · Are you sure you want to remove Berlioz and the romantic century from your list? There's no description for this book yet. Can you add one? Subjects. Romanticism in music. People. Hector Berlioz () 8 editions First published in Add another? Edition Read Locate.

This book contains nine essays by leading Berlioz scholars on various aspects of the great nineteenth-century musician's life and work. Among the pieces studied closely are Romeo et Juliette, La Damnation de Faust and Les Nuits d' 'et'e. An essay Author: Jacques Barzun. Nov 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of Berlioz and the Romantic Century book by Jacques Barzun. Free shipping over $ In this abridgment of his monumental study, Berlioz and the Romantic Century, Jacques Barzun recounts the events and extraordinary achievements of the great composer's life against the background of the romantic the author eloquently demonstrates, Berloiz was an archetype whose destiny was the story of an age, the incarnation of an artistic style and a historical/5. To Barzun the great exemplar of the Romantic Genius was Hector Berlioz. In , he published Berlioz and the Romantic Century, a consideration of the life and works of his favorite composer, understood against the cultural backdrop of the nineteenth century. Barzun flatly states his agenda for writing the book in his introduction: He means to.