Berlioz's Orchestration Treatise by Hector Berlioz
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Berlioz's Orchestration Treatise
By Hector Berlioz

Berlioz's Orchestration Treatise

A Translation and Commentary

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Edited by Hugh Macdonald See other recent books by Hugh Macdonald
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Berlioz's Orchestration Treatise by Hector Berlioz

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Berlioz's Orchestration Treatise is a classic textbook which has been used as a guide to orchestration and as a source book for the understanding both of Berlioz's music and of orchestral practice in the nineteenth century. This was the first English translation of Berlioz's complete text since 1856, and it is accompanied throughout by Hugh Macdonald's extensive and authoritative commentary on the instruments of Berlioz's time and on his own orchestral practice, as revealed in his scores. It also includes extracts from Berlioz's writings on instruments in his Memoirs and in his many articles for the Parisian press. The Treatise has been highly valued both for its technical information about instruments but also for its poetic and visionary approach to the art of instrumentation. Berlioz was not only one of the great orchestrators of the nineteenth century, he was also the author with the clearest understanding of the art.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521036115
ISBN-10: 0521036119
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 22mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Treatise Upon Modern Instrumentation and Orchestration by Hector Berlioz Treatise Upon Modern Instrumentation and Orchestration, Paperback (October 2010)

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Life and Letters of Berlioz by Hector Berlioz Life and Letters of Berlioz, Paperback (October 2010)

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Author Biography - Hector Berlioz

Hugh Macdonald is Avis Blewett Professor of Music at Washington University, St Louis. He has been General Editor of the New Berlioz Edition since its inception in 1967. He has edited The Selected Letters of Berlioz (1995) and Volumes IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII of the Berlioz Correspondance generale (1992- ). He is also author of Skryabin (1978) and Berlioz (1982).

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