Roman Carnival and Other Overtures in Full Score (Dover Music Scores) (Paperback)

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Roman Carnival and Other Overtures in Full Score (Dover Music Scores) By Hector Berlioz Cover Image


Perhaps the ideal of the nineteenth-century Romantic composer and one of the true revolutionary figures in music Hector Berlioz (1803-69) is admired today for his sense of dramatic expression, capacity for abundant melody, and mastery of orchestral color. His abilities are showcased in this volume, containing five of his most popular and widely performed overtures: The famous Roman Carnival and Corsair as well as the overtures to three operas: Benvenuto Cellini, Beatrice and Benedict, and Trojans in Carthage.
All five are reproduced from the definitive Breitkopf & H rtel Complete Works edition. Gathered in this inexpensive, durable volume, they invite musicians and music lovers to study and enjoy what Grove's Dictionary calls, the novelty, richness, and striking originality of his magical orchestration.

About the Author

French composer Hector Berlioz (1803-69) exercised a significant impact on the development of Romanticism. His works influenced those of Wagner, Liszt, Strauss, and Mahler.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486287508
ISBN-10: 0486287505
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: May 17th, 2012
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Dover Music Scores