Though Hector Berlioz died a century and a half ago, he remains an intriguing and strangely isolated figure in the music of his day. His symphonies are like no others before them, he was the first composer to cultivate
This course will explore the rich variety of his output, looking particularly at how it does and does not fit in with the musical world he inhabited, and at the rewarding legacy which he left for those later composers who cared to engage with it.
D. Cairns: Berlioz i: the Making of an Artist 1803–1832. (London, 1989)
D. Cairns: Berlioz, ii: Servitude and Greatness 1832–1869. (London, 1999)
P. Bloom (ed.): The Cambridge Companion to Berlioz. (Cambridge, 2000)
H. MacDonald: Berlioz (Master Musicians Series). (London, 2000)
H. Berlioz (transl. J. Barzun): Evenings with the Orchestra (London, 2002)
H. Berlioz (transl. D. Cairns): The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz (London, 2002)
Ten weeks, starting 14 January – 18 March, 2019.
Day: Mondays Time: 2pm– 4pm
Brook Road Methodist Church,
Need to book before 29th December, 2018
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