Berlioz's dramatic symphony Roméo et Juliette is regarded by many as his finest work; it is certainly among the most original. This book summarizes the complex genesis of the work before examining the music closely and always with a view to understanding its dramatic implications. Julian Rushton quotes and discusses the early and later critical reception and concludes by suggesting a way of hearing the work that recognizes the value of its mixed genre. The complete libretto is provided in both English and French.
Author: Julian Rushton Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 08/26/1994 Pages: 132 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.53lbs Size: 8.47h x 5.45w x 0.41d ISBN: 9780521377676