Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This volume contains nine substantial essays by the world's leading Berlioz scholars. They cover various aspects of Berlioz's life and works and represent an important contribution to Berlioz research. The book includes essays based on documents, both biographical and musical, that give us, among other things, a portrait of the artist as a young man and a revealing view of an important but little-studied work of his maturity. There are readings of Romeo et Juliette and La Damnation de Faust that wrestle anew with the problems of the relationships between literature and music and - as Berlioz's music nearly always requires - with the problems of genre. Two views of Berlioz's Les Nuits d'ete are presented which ask when and why the work was conceived, and how the work coheres. The practical question of Berlioz's metronome marks are here thoroughly studied for the first time. The volume closes with a novel piece, in dialogue form, by the elder statesman of Berlioz scholars, Jacques Barzun, who treats with exceptional grace the profound issues raised by Berlioz the man and musician.

Buy Berlioz Studies book by Peter Bloom from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521412865
ISBN-10: 0521412862
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 21mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Berlioz Studies book by Peter Bloom and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Peter Bloom

Berlioz Studies by Peter Bloom

Berlioz Studies

Paperback, November 2006
$76.46
Cambridge Companion to Berlioz by Peter Bloom

The Cambridge Companion to Berlioz

Paperback, August 2000
$72.86
Life of Berlioz by Peter Bloom

The Life of Berlioz

Hardback, November 1998
$65.66