Best Berlioz Books

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1. Hydroponic Marijuana: 3 Foolproof Ways to Grow Cannabis with Hydroponics (Urban Homesteading)

Author: by Richard Bray
Published at: Independently published (November 19, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1709369001

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2. First Nights: Five Musical Premiers

Author: by Thomas Forrest Kelly
Published at: Yale University Press; New edition (September 1, 2001)
ISBN: 978-0300091052

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This lively book takes us back to the first performances of five famous musical compositions: Monteverdi’s Orfeo in 1607, Handel’s Messiah in 1742, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in 1824, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique in 1830, and Stravinsky’s Sacre du printemps in 1913. Thomas Forrest Kelly sets the scene for each of these premieres, describing the cities in which they took place, the concert halls, audiences, conductors, and musicians, the sound of the music when it was first performed (often with instruments now extinct), and the popular and critical responses.

He explores how performance styles and conditions have changed over the centuries and what music can reveal about the societies that produce it. Kelly tells us, for example, that Handel recruited musicians he didn’t know to perform Messiah in a newly built hall in Dublin; that Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was performed with a mixture of professional and amateur musicians after only three rehearsals; and that Berlioz was still buying strings for the violas and mutes for the violins on the day his symphony was first played.


3. Treatise on Instrumentation (Dover Books on Music)

Author: by Hector Berlioz
Published at: Dover Publications (November 8, 1991)
ISBN: 978-0486269030

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The most influential work of its kind ever written, appraising the musical qualities and potential of over 60 commonly used stringed, wind and percussion instruments. With 150 illustrative full-score musical examples from works by Berlioz, Mozart, Beethoven, Gluck, Weber, Wagner, and others, and numerous smaller musical examples.

Complete with Berlioz’ chapters on the orchestra and on conducting. Translated by Theodore Front. Foreword by Richard Strauss.Glossary.


4. Symphonie Fantastique and Harold in Italy in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Hector Berlioz
Published at: Dover Publications (May 1, 1984)
ISBN: 978-0486246574

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Hector Berlioz (18031869), considered the father of modern orchestration, possessed an intuitive musical genius all the more remarkable for his limited formal musical education. A brilliant colorist, a master of the unexpected rhythmic break, he brought a new symphonic richness to Romantic music.

Both damned and venerated by his contemporaries Mendelssohn considered him devoid of talent, Paganini declared him the one true heir to the spirit of Beethoven Berlioz seems to have sought in music a way to soothe and give voice to the turbulent psychological instabilities and contradictions of what has come to be called “program music” i.E., instrumental music with an extramusical significance.

He strove to communicate musically the experiences, psychological themes, scenic description, and literary allusions more commonly associated with the confessional writings of Romantic poets. This Dover edition presents two of the greatest of these “program” pieces: the Symphonie Fantastique (1830) and Harold in Italy (1834).


5. Evenings with the Orchestra

Author: by Hector Berlioz
Published at: University of Chicago Press; First Edition (US) First Printing (May 15, 1999)
ISBN: 978-0226043746

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During the performances of fashionable operas in an unidentified but “civilized” town in northern Europe, the musicians (with the exception of the conscientious bass drummer) tell tales, read stories, and exchange gossip to relieve the tedium of the bad music they are paid to perform.

In this delightful and now classic narrative written by the brilliant composer and critic Hector Berlioz, we are privy to twenty-five highly entertaining evenings with a fascinating group of distracted performers. As we near the two-hundredth anniversary of Berlioz’s birth, Jacques Barzun’s pitch-perfect translation of Evenings with the Orchestra with a new foreword by Berlioz scholar Peter Bloomtestifies to the enduring pleasure found in this most witty and amusing book.

“[F]ull of knowledge, penetration, good sense, individual wit, stock humor, justifiable exasperation, understanding exaggeration, emotion and rhetoric of every kind.”Randall Jarrell, New York Times Book Review”To succeed in [writing these tales], as Berlioz most brilliantly does, requires a combination of qualities which is very rare, the many-faceted curiosity of the dramatist with the aggressively personal vision of the lyric poet.”W.H.Auden, The Griffin


6. Organ Music for Manuals Only: 33 Works by Berlioz, Bizet, Franck, Saint-Saens and Others (Dover Music for Organ)

Author: by Rollin Smith
Published at: Dover Publications (October 15, 2001)
ISBN: 978-0486418872

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This well-known study by an eminent musicologist constitutes one of the best mid-level explorations of the nature and function of the orchestra. Tracing the beginnings of modern music from the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries, the survey presents forty-four musical excerpts and thirteen sketches of instruments, plus appendices and quotations related to conducting methods.

Featured composers include Purcell, Scarlatti, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Wagner, Debussy, Elgar, and many others. Author Adam Carse examines the evolution of individual musical instruments along with varying performance techniques and concepts of instrumental color. He further explores the recognition of major instrumental groups and their musical distinctions, decisions regarding volume and balance of tone, the influence of musical subject matter upon orchestration, and many similar topics.

This volume represents a splendid resource for music students, enthusiasts of musical history and classical music, and music lovers of all ages.


8. Roman Carnival and Other Overtures in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Hector Berlioz
Published at: Dover Publications; Softcover edition (May 17, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0486287508

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Perhaps the ideal of the nineteenth-century Romantic composer and one of the true revolutionary figures in music Hector Berlioz (180369) is admired today for his sense of dramatic expression, capacity for abundant melody, and mastery of orchestral color. His abilities are showcased in this volume, containing five of his most popular and widely performed overtures: The famous Roman Carnival and Corsair as well as the overtures to three operas: Benvenuto Cellini, Beatrice and Benedict, and Trojans in Carthage.

All five are reproduced from the definitive Breitkopf & Hrtel Complete Works edition. Gathered in this inexpensive, durable volume, they invite musicians and music lovers to study and enjoy what Grove’s Dictionary calls, “the novelty, richness, and striking originality of his magical orchestration.”


9. Berlioz' Fantastic Symphony: An Authoritative Score: Historical Background, Analysis, Views and Comments (Norton Critical Scores)

Author: by Hector Berlioz
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company (May 17, 1971)
ISBN: 978-0393099263

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An original concept: in one volume, a study-size score of a major musical work, and a comprehensive body of tools for the study of that work. Music examples and charts illustrate the analyses, and each essay is fully annotated by the editor.

In some cases, the results of the original research by the editor or by others working in the field are published here for the first time. Much of the material has never before appeared in English. A score embodying the best available musical text.

Historical backgroundwhat is known of the circumstances surrounding the origin of the work, including (where relevant) original source material. A detailed analysis of the music, by the editor of the volume or another well-known scholar. Other significant analytic essays and critical comments, exposing the student to a variety of opinions about music.

10. French Art Songs of the Nineteenth Century: 39 Works from Berlioz to Debussy (Dover Song Collections)

Author: by Philip Hale
Published at: Dover Publications (August 21, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0486236803

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The lyric art song, in which the piano plays as large a part as the vocal melody, is one of the characteristic products of the nineteenth century. These 39 French art songs, with complete vocals and accompaniments, original words, and English singing translations, constitute a well-chosen, representative collection from the ever-popular Romantic period.

Much of this material is not available elsewhere. French Art Songs includes works by the following composers: Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet, Ccil Chaminade, Ernest Chausson, Claude Debussy (six songs), Lo Delibes, Henri Duparc, Gabriel Faur, Csar Franck, Benjamin Godard, Charles Gounod, Reynaldo Hahn, Vincent d’Indy, Jules Massenet, Gabriel Piern, Camille Saint-Sans, Ambroise Thomas, and Charles-Marie Widor.

The songs range from Berlioz’s “Villanelle,” composed about 1835, to d’Indy’s “Lied maritime” (1896). Bizet’s “Pastorale,” Debussy’s “Harmonie du soir,” Delibes’s “Les filles de Cadiz,” Faur’s “Clair de lune,” and Massenet’s “Ouvre tes yeux bleux” are just some of the well-known pieces included in this collection.

11. Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 (Episode in the Life of an Artist) (Dover Miniature Music Scores)

Author: by Hector Berlioz
Published at: Dover Publications; First Edition (July 10, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0486298900

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Hector Berlioz (180369), considered the father of modern orchestration, possessed an intuitive musical genius. A brilliant colorist and master of the unexpected rhythmic break, he brought a new symphonic richness to Romantic music. Berlioz was both damned and venerated by his contemporaries: Mendelsson considered him devoid of talent, and Paganini declared him the one true heir to the spirit of Beethoven.

The composer seems to have sought in music a way to soothe and give voice to the psychological instabilities and contradictions that more than once brought him to despair. He pioneered the development of what has come to be called “program music” i.E., instrumental music with an extramusical significance.

He strove to communicate musically the experiences, psychological themes, scenic descriptions, and literary allusions more commonly associated with the confessional writings of Romantic poets. This newest addition to Dover’s critically praised music score series presents two of the greatest of these program pieces, Symphonie Fantastique and Harold in Italy.

12. Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Author: by Katherine Kolb
Published at: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (March 11, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0199391950

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The quintessential Romantic artist of his century, Hector Berlioz impressed Paganini and Liszt as “Beethoven’s only heir” and dazzled the young Wagner as a composer, orchestra conductor, and critic. To Paris and all Europe, Berlioz was known as much for his writings as for his music, yet there has been no English-language anthology of his criticism available until now.

Berlioz on Music plunges us into the Parisian music world during one of its most vibrant periods, the revolutionary years surrounding 1830, still resonant with memories of Napoleon and the French Revolution of only a few decades before. We follow Berlioz as he confronts the transition to a modern, commerce-driven society where music as high art has yet to find a place, using his pen to praise or scold, rouse or cajole performers, composers, managers, and the general public.

The articles presented here-given in chronological order and, with a few exceptions, in their entirety-are accompanied by an introductory paragraph and notes that explain Berlioz’s references to persons, musical and literary works, historical events, and more. The result is an engaging collection of Berlioz’s lively prose, presented with scholarly rigor and rendered in accessible, graceful English.

13. Berlioz's Semi-Operas: Roméo et Juliette and La damnation de Faust (Eastman Studies in Music) (Volume 14)

Author: by Daniel Albright
Published at: BOYE6; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2001)
ISBN: 978-1580460941

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This work studies two works that are among the most challenging of the entire Romantic Movement, not least because they assault the notion of genre: they take place in a sort of limbo between symphony and opera, and try to fulfill the highest goals of each simultaneously.

Berlioz was a composer who strenuously resisted any impediments that stood in the way of complete compositional freedom. Most of his large-scale works nevertheless obey the strictures of some preexistent form, whether opera or symphony or mass or cantata; it is chiefly in these two experiments that Berlioz allowed himself to be Berlioz.

One of the central characteristics of Romanticism is the belief that all arts are one, that literature, painting, and music have a common origin and a common goal; and this book tries to show that Berlioz achieved a Gesamtkunstwerk, a fusion of arts, in a manner even more impressive (in certain respects) than that of Wagner, in that Berlioz implicated into his total-art-work texts by two of the greatest poets of Western literature, Shakespeare and Goethe.

14. Berlioz's Orchestration Treatise: A Translation and Commentary (Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs)

Author: by Berlioz
Published at: Cambridge University Press; Illustrated edition (August 8, 2002)
ISBN: 978-0521239530


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Berlioz’s Orchestration Treatise (1843) is a classic textbook by a master of the orchestra, which has not been available in English translation for over a century. This is a book by and about Berlioz, since it provides not only a new translation but also an extensive commentary on his text, dealing with the instruments of Berlioz’s time and comparing his instruction with his practice.

It is thus a study of the high craft of the most distinctive orchestrator of the nineteenth century.