Berlioz's Romeo et Juliette: Symphonic Metamorphoses on a Theme by Shakespeare
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CitationAlbright, Daniel. 2000. Berlioz's Romeo et Juliette: Symphonic metamorphoses on a theme by Shakespeare. Journal of Musicological Research 19(2): 135-176.
AbstractExamines Hector Berlioz's attempt to intensify the symphonic nature of the symphony through his 1839 'Romeo et Juliette." Berlioz's illustration of the moving but faintly meretricious nature of opera by providing a thrilling operatic conclusion to his symphony in the form of a cliche; Operatic beginning and ending of "Romeo et Juliette."
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