Berlioz The Making of an Artist, 1803-1832

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Publisher's Synopsis

No artist's achievement connects more directly with early experience than that of Berlioz. David Cairns draws on a wealth of family papers to recreate in authentic and intimate detail the provincial milieu of Berlioz's boyhood, showing how the son of a village doctor was already transforming himself into the composer of the Fantastic Symphony. Berlioz's desperate attempts to win his father's approval for his vocation, his struggles to establish himself on the Parisian musical scene, and his passionate pursuit of love are all brought vividly to life in this first volume of David Cairn's award-winning biography.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141990651
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Second edition
DEWEY: 780.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 494g
Height: 130mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 34mm