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Autobiography of Hector Berlioz

Autobiography of Hector Berlioz
Member of the Institute of France, from 1803 to 1869; Comprising his Travels in Italy, Germany, Russia, and England

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Music

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108031936

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  • Hector Berlioz (1803–69) was one of the most original and colourful composers of his generation whose music was in many ways ahead of its time. He was also a respected journalist and critic. Begun in 1848, his celebrated Mémoires were completed by 1865 but published posthumously in 1870. They are the best-known of his writings and reflect the man - passionate, imaginative, idealistic, opinionated and witty - and give a fascinating, first-hand, insight into his life. He shares his uncompromising thoughts on his contemporaries and the musical establishment in France, writes candidly about his love affairs and engagingly on his music and travels. This first English translation from the original French, published in 1884, will appeal to the music lover and the general reader. Volume 2 (1842–65) includes an engaging account, assembled from previously published material and presented as letters to friends, of travels to Germany and Russia.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108031936
    • length: 424 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. First Visit to Germany (1841–2):
    52. Brussels
    53. Stuttgart–Hechingen
    54. Mannheim–Weimar
    55. Leipzig
    56. Dresden
    57. Brunswick–Hamburg
    58. Berlin
    59. Berlin
    60. Berlin
    61. Hanover–Darmstadt
    62. I get up Freyschütz for the Opéra
    63. The horrors of Feuilleton writing
    Part II. Second Visit to Germany (Austria–Bohemia–Hungary):
    64. Vienna
    65. Vienna
    66. Pesth
    67. Prague
    68. Prague
    69. Prague
    70. Concert at Breslau
    Part III. Russian Journey:
    71. A musical courier
    72. Return to St. Petersburg
    73. My return
    74. Roqueplan and Duponchel, directors of the Opéra
    75. My father's death
    76. Death of my sister
    The last chapter of all

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    Hector Berlioz


    Rachel Holmes

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