Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Berlioz on MusicSelected Criticism 1824-1837$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 17 August 2019

Music Review

Music Review

Concert by the Pupils of Choron at the Hôtel de Ville

Chapter:
(p.140) 25 Music Review
Source:
Berlioz on Music
Author(s):

Katherine Kolb

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0026

When Choron died, the fate of his school remained uncertain. Hopes of its survival are rekindled, then dashed, by a concert that disappoints in all respects: the Palestrina madrigal that had enthralled the audience at Choron’s funeral has no effect; the same is true of a chorus by Handel. We learn that the great pedagogue and historian Choron was also an admirable composer: Berlioz, expressing surprise, compares his hymn with tenor solo to the finest pages of Gluck. Apropos of a “madrigalesque duo” by Clari, an early eighteenth-century composer, Berlioz formulates in extreme fashion his Gluck-derived creed: “The composer is master; the performers are but slaves.” After praising a work by Monpou, Berlioz turns to the Beethoven sonata for piano and violin performed by Hiller and Baillot: it is not the final work on the program, but it is unsurpassable, and Berlioz leaves the hall.

Keywords:   Choron’s school, Choron as composer, Palestrina, Handel, Clari, Monpou, Hiller and Baillot, Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .