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Berlioz on MusicSelected Criticism 1824-1837$
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Katherine Kolb

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199391950

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.001.0001

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Music Review

Music Review

(p.56) 7 Music Review
Berlioz on Music

Katherine Kolb

Oxford University Press

A survey of musical events in Paris and even London, where Berlioz casts an envious eye at a great Handel festival ordered by the king, noting that a music festival—the word and happening still novel in French—celebrates music itself. Chopin’s playing and that of the Müller brothers’ string quartet elicit raves. Framing the review are doings at the Opéra, including popular balls unworthy of the venue but more dignified than most, and Mozart’s Don Juan, just going into rehearsal—in French translation, as required by this theater—and prompting speculative comparisons with Don Giovanni at the Théâtre-Italien. Meanwhile the Opéra-Comique, the third subsidized Paris music theater, has fallen on hard times. The solution? Not the recall of a once-favorite singer past his prime, Berlioz chides, but good music such as Weber’s Freischütz.

Keywords:   music festival, Chopin, Müller brothers, Beethoven quartets, Mozart Don Juan at the Opéra, Opéra-Comique, Opéra balls

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