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The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz free pdf The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz has long been considered to be among the best of musical autobiographies.
Like his massive compositions, Berlioz (1803-69) was colorful, eloquent, larger than life. His book is both an account of his important place in the rise of the Romantic movement and a personal testament. He tells the story of his liaison with Harriet Smithson, and his even more passionate affairs of the mind with Shakespeare, Scott, and Byron. Familiar with all the great figures of the age, Berlioz paints brilliant portraits of Liszt, Wagner, Balzac, Weber, and Rossini, among others. And through Berlioz's intimate and detailed self-revelation, there emerges a profoundly sympathetic and attractive man, driven, finally, by his overwhelming creative urges to a position of lonely eminence.
For this new Everyman's edition of The Memoirs, the translator--the composer's most admired biographer--has completely revised the text and the extensive notes to take into account the latest research.

About Hector Berlioz

David Cairns, author of the highly acclaimed biography Berlioz, has been music critic of the "Spectator," "The Evening Standard," "The New Statesman," and "The Sunday Times" (London).

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Author : Hector Berlioz
Publisher : Everyman's Library
Data Published : 01 March 2002
ISBN : 037541391X
EAN : 9780375413919
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 709 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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