Evenings with the orchestra / Hector Berlioz ; translated and edited with an introduction and notes by Jacques Barzun at the request of the Berlioz Society.

; Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012. trl
[1st ed.].. New York : Knopf, [1956] .

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Standard Title Soirées de l'orchestre. English
Other Authors Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012.
Subjects Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869 -- Humor.
France -- Paris.
France -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Music -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- France -- Paris.
Description xviii, 376 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1956]
Summary During the performances of fashionable operas in an unidentified but "civilized" town in northern Europe, the musicians (with the exception of the conscientious bass drummer) tell tales, read stories, and exchange gossip to relieve the tedium of the bad music they are paid to perform. In this delightful and now classic narrative written by the brilliant composer and critic Hector Berlioz, we are privy to twenty-five highly entertaining evenings with a fascinating group of distracted performers.
Contents Prologue -- First evening. The first opera ; Vincenza ; The vexations of Kleiner the Elder -- Second evening. The strolling harpist ; The performance of an oratorio ; The sleep of the just -- Third evening (Der Freischütz) -- Fourth evening. A debut in Freischütz ; Marescot -- Fifth evening. The S in Robert le diable -- Sixth evening. How a tenor revolves around the public ; The vexations of Kleiner the Younger -- Seventh evening. Historical and philosophical studies : De viris illustribus urbis Romæ ; A Roman woman ; Vocabulary of the Roman language -- Eighth evening. Romans of the New World ; Mr. Barnum ; Jenny Lind's trip to America -- Ninth evening. The Paris Opéra and London's opera houses.
Geographic Area France
Network Numbers (OCoLC)423947
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869.
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