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The centenary of Berlioz’s death on 8 March 1869 were commemorated by, among other things, launch of the New Berlioz Edition, the Gründ edition of Berlioz’s books (under the auspices of the Association Nationale Hector Berlioz), reissue and release of new recordings of his major compositions, and exhibitions in major cities such as and London and Paris. (See also Berlioz: Musical and Literary Works.)
Le Figaro Littéraire 6 April 1969
In this issue there are a number of articles on Berlioz, two letters by Berlioz to his sister and his father, unpublished at the time, and an interview with Jean-Louis Barrault who played the role of Berlioz in the 1942 film, La Symphonie Fantastique.
Regarding the 1942 film, see also La Symphonie Fantastique – The Film (1), La Symphonie Fantastique – The Film (2) and Berlioz on Screen – La Symphonie Fantastique.
The Musical Times – March 1969
There are three articles on Berlioz and his music in this issue, by David Cairns, John Warrack and Hugh Macdonald.
Télérama published on 12 September 1979
In this issue there is an article entitled “Berlioz, enfin [Berlioz at last]”, in which the first International Berlioz Festival in Lyon is announced, and excerpts from Berlioz’s Mémoires are reproduced.
Radio Times 10-16 July 1982 – a BBC publication
This issue marks a concert performance of Les Troyens at the 88th season of the BBC Proms in 1982. The first two acts were performed at the Royal Albert Hall on the first night of the Proms, Friday 16 July; and the last three acts on the following Sunday. Gennadi Rozhdestvensky conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the BBC Singers and the St Angela’s Singers. The principal roles were sung by Richard Cassilly (Énée), Felicity Palmer (Cassandre), John Shirley-Quirk (Chorèbe), and Jessye Norman (Didon).
Gramophone published in August 2001
In this issue Sir Colin Davis compares notes with David
Cairns, on the occasion of release of a live recording of Les Troyens,
performed in London in December 2001 at the conclusion of the Berlioz
Odyssey concert series. See also David
Cairns’ interview with Sir Colin Davis.
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