Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette (Cambridge Music Handbooks)

Julian Rushton


Berlioz's 'dramatic symphony' Roméo et Juliette is looked by way of many as his most interesting paintings; it really is definitely one of the most unusual. it really is performed much less usually than his prior symphonies, since it calls for solo voices and refrain; but at its center is a few of the main encouraged orchestral song of the 19th century. This e-book summarises the complicated genesis of the paintings sooner than studying the song heavily and consistently in order to realizing its dramatic implications. The early and later severe reception is quoted and mentioned and Julian Rushton concludes through suggesting a fashion of listening to the paintings which recognises the worth of its combined style. the whole libretto is equipped in either English and French.

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