Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Berlioz was a prolific author: correspondence, musical reviews, books, musical prefaces, paratexts and librettos (Lélio ou le retour à la vie, L’Enfance du Christ, La Damnation de Faust, Béatrice et Bénédict, Les Troyens). The Grand Traité d’orchestration et d’instrumentation modernes (and its appendix on the art of conducting) is considered to be his most important theoretical contribution and one of the very first of its kind. But he was more of a columnist than a theoretician : aside from his prolific letters (more than four thousand were found), his Correspondance générale published by Flammarion in eight volumes and his Mémoires published posthumously, the major part of his writings are press articles. Between 1823 and 1863, he wrote about nine hundred feuilletons which represented his main source of stable incomes: Indeed, he was neither a virtuoso nor a teacher, the commissions were scarce, and his music never was lucrative.

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death year1869
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