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Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Katherine Kolb

Abstract

Berlioz the composer was also a writer and critic. His Memoirs and Evenings with the Orchestra are well-known and well-loved. This book offers a selection of his day-to-day criticism in English, taking him from his student days as a participant in musical polemics over Rossini to his first years of mature success: in 1834 he began writing for the newly founded Revue et gazette musicale, the French counterpart to Schumann’s Neue Zeitschrift für Musik; in 1835 he became music critic at the Journal des débats, the most influential such post of the day. Through Berlioz’s eyes we follow musical eve ... More

Keywords: Romantic music, music criticism, Paris, Journal des débats, Revue et gazette musicale, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, Beethoven, Conservatoire Society Orchestra, instrumental music, Symphonie fantastique

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199391950
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine Kolb, editor
Southeastern Louisiana University

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Editor’s Introduction

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1 Musical Polemic

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2 Musical Polemic

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3 The Arts

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5 Music Review

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6 Music Review

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7 Music Review

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8 Music Review: Concerts

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9 Gluck (Part I)

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10 Music Review

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11 Music Review

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12 Music Review

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13 Music Review

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15 Boieldieu

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18 Music Review

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20 Music Review

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22 Critical Review

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24 Music Review

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25 Music Review

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28 Concert by Franz Liszt

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31 Music Review

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32 Mozart’s Don Juan

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33 Religious Music

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38 Liszt

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39 Antoine Reicha

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40 Musical Entertainments

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42 Polytechnical Society

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43 Opéra

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44 Royal Academy of Music

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