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Berlioz on MusicSelected Criticism 1824-1837$
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Katherine Kolb

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199391950

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.001.0001

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Conservatoire Orchestra

Conservatoire Orchestra

First Concert [Eighth Season]

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(p.117) 21 Conservatoire Orchestra
Source:
Berlioz on Music
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Katherine Kolb

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0022

Berlioz’s first official article for the Journal des débats follows the order of the program in reviewing the first Conservatoire Orchestra concert of the season, thus conveying the typically varied and uneven nature of these programs. This one features the “Credo” from Beethoven’s Missa solemnis (sparking a tirade against rapid fugues on “Amen”) a violin solo by Mayseder, and a sacred choral piece (“Laus spirituali”), besides the three works Berlioz considers the heart of the concert: a lyric scene for voice and orchestra by the still largely unknown Schubert, Beethoven’s “Eroica” symphony, and the overture to Mozart’s Magic Flute. The article begins with a retrospective of the founding of the great Conservatoire orchestra, of musical conditions in Paris before its existence, and of the early obstacles to appreciation of Beethoven in France.

Keywords:   Conservatoire orchestra, Beethoven Credo, Eroica Symphony, Schubert The Nun, Mozart The Magic Flute, Mayseder

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