The author reveals Hector Berlioz in
THE PERSPECTIVE OF HIS RELATIONSHIP TO perspective of his relationship to other outstanding Romantics of
his time establishing the composer as the fountainhead of all that has come after him time establishing the composer as the fountainhead of all that has come after him virtually every sphere of symphonic and operatic music As this long recital draws to a close the magnificence of the creator s personality comes clearly into focus the figures surrounding him emerge with warmth and humanity The book while having been surpassed by recent scholarship is still worthy of consideration due to its uniue approach to Berlioz and his legacy Mr Barzun treating a subject obviously congenial to him commands an impressive range of scholarship and elouence of style Whether ou love music or ideas or both this book is essential for ou Barzun writes not only a detailed account of the conposer s life but a fascinating account of the larger musical environment of the 19th century This is a book which one need not be a music geek to enjoy a great deal. Spirit In order to understand the nineteenth century it is essential to understand Berlioz notes W H Auden and in order to understand Berlioz it is essential to read Professor Barzun. Nced at opinions lofted from on high I will also explore with my ears the century of music There have been few figures in the history of music with so fascinating almost hypnotic an appeal for the present day reader as Berlioz With his life span encompassing roughly the rise and fall of two French empires he emerges as perhaps the first totally modern mind in music the man of affairs as well as of notes a great #conductor concert organizer writer of distinction Whatever he touched in any #concert organizer writer of distinction Whatever he touched in any bore the mark of his volatile et strangely sober
Personality Unlike His Predecessors Unlike his predecessors Mozart and Beethoven he was euipped to challenge the intellectual world on all fronts and make his charge across any field This basic phase of Berlioz s gift its multiplicity in unity has been admirably detailed by Jacues Barzun in this book Barzun is one of the great teachers and thinkers of the our era In his seminal work on Romanticism and the importance of Berlioz in the movement. Ackground of the romantic era As the author elouently demonstrates Berloiz was an archetype whose destiny was the story of an age the incarnation of an artistic style and a historical.
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Of The Man The Composerthe man the composer conductor the music lover Hector Berlioz It with detail but not bogging down the reader hardly ever brought to life the 19th century in Europe A chaotic war filled freuently #merging and emerging century during which lived and worked not only Berlioz but Liszt Chopin Wagner Schumann Mendelsohnn Brahms Saint Saens #and emerging century during which lived and worked not only Berlioz but Liszt Chopin Wagner Schumann Mendelsohnn Brahms Saint Saens and notably Beethoven in the second half of his life I am a particularly drawn to Beethoven s works have been all my life and was happy to learn that so too was Berlioz My knowledge of Berlioz was pretty much limited to his magnificent Symphonie Fantastiue I am not especially learned in classical music but know when I am engaged by a piece entranced by a piece I will explore his operas his symphonies his choral symphonies I am grateful to Jacues Barzun for having brought so much information in colorful and largely objective language a few times I wi. In this abridgment of his monumental study Berlioz and the Romantic Century Jacues Barzun recounts the events and extraordinary achievements of the great composer's life against the ,