This page presents some recent general Berlioz-related news and forthcoming events. For details of hector Berlioz PDF of Berlioz’s music please see Forthcoming Performances. Please contact us if you wish to share similar information with others. On 8 March 2019, the world commemorated the 150th anniversary Berlioz’s death.
Le père d’Hector Berlioz voulait que, comme lui, son fils soit médecin. Lui fut marqué pour toujours par la musique le jour de sa première communion. Au moment où il commence à étudier la musique, Hector apprend aussi à lire les cartes de géographie. Il rêve de partir en voyage, de devenir marin ! De chez lui, on voit les Alpes mais il essaie de regarder plus loin encore : derrière les montagnes, il y a l’Italie… Plus tard, Berlioz sera un grand voyageur. Il mettra toujours des paysages dans sa musique.
Louis Berlioz – Capitaine au long cours – Saint-Nazaire 1862-1867. This volume has been published by the Société française de musicologie, with support from the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication. The BBC Proms will return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2019, as it has done every year since 1941. The full season will be announced on Wednesday 17 April, with booking opening on Saturday 11 May. An arrangement of Les Nuits d’été by Luca Antignani has been published by Symétrie, commisioned by 15e Concours international de musique de chambre of Lyon, on the occasion 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death. We are most grateful to our friend Madame Hjördis Thébault for this information.
Anyone who has been involved in or contemplating performances of the Grande Messe des Morts, is likely aware that the vocal score does not contain an alto part, as was common practice in early 19th century French choral music. There is now an edition that includes an alto line, drawn from the second soprano and first tenor lines, that solves the complicated problem of providing directions for the chorus altos for performances. This French book, a collection of various religious essays, is by Jean Pavans, published by Bayard Culture. In addition, a stage production of Les Troyens is expected to be performed, also at the Cologne Opera, during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 season, and will be conducted by François-Xavier Roth. The above information was provided by the conductor.
We are most grateful to our friend Pierre-René Serna for this item of news. François Xavier Roth, Chief Conductor of Gürzenich Orchester Köln has announced a staged production of Les Troyens in « Die Opernwelt ». Date unknown but probably next season. Opernwelt is a monthly German magazine for opera, operetta and ballet. We are most grateful to our friend Mr. This book, entiled Café Berlioz, is published by Bleu Nuit Éditeur. This edition, by Professor Peter Bloom, will be published by Vrin, in Paris, before the end of this year, or early next year, in time for the 150th anniversary of the death of Berlioz.
Bibliothèque nationale de France, and placed online on Gallica. All internal hyperlinks on the site have been converted from absolute to relative links. For example, depending on the location on the site of the file where the link is placed, the address of the English home page is now expressed in code more concisely either as « index. Tous les liens internes du site ont été convertis de liens absolus en liens relatifs.
Experiencing Berlioz: A Listener’s Companion, by Melinda P. A total of over 1,500 files have now been converted, including all the files concerning the Archive of performances of Berlioz’s music, the Pioneers and Champions of Berlioz, the Letters of the composer’s family at the Hector Berlioz Museum, and Berlioz’s travels in Russia. 1,500 fichiers ont maintenant été convertis, comprenant tous les fichiers concernant les Archives des concerts de musique de Berlioz, les Pionniers et partisans de Berlioz, les Lettres de la famille du compositeur au Musée Hector-Berlioz, et les voyages de Berlioz en Russie. Concerts Commémoratifs de la Grande Guerre In August 2016 an Association was founded in France with the object of commemorating with one or more concerts to be given in 2018 the centenary of the end of the First World War. This involves extensive rewriting of the code for the entire site. Ceci suppose la reformulation des codes pour la totalité du site. The Spanish edition of the Mémoires, translated and edited by Dr Enrique García Revilla, has been published by AKAL, collection Bíografías.
Alex Messaoudi, from the town of Troy, in the département of Aube, France has launched a new monthly literary and musical magazine, Le Nouveau Millénaire, with special interest in 19th century writers and composers. The first issue which was published in January 2017 is dedicated to Berlioz. Berlioz contributed to this influential journal from 1834 to 1863. See also elsewhere on the site a brief note on the Bertin family who owned and edited the journal. Thierry Rousselet The play, Épisode ultime de la vie d’un artiste Paris, hiver 1839 is about the unlikely meeting between Berlioz and the caretaker of a concert hall where the rehearsal of the Symphonie fantastique is taking place. An 1847 Érard piano, which the Museum acquired at an auction and subsequently had restored by an Érard piano specialist firm in Amsterdam. The portrait dates from around 1825-1830.