Berlioz in Paris

Square Berlioz

    At the top end of the rue de Calais, there is a small square with a stone statue of Berlioz in the middle of the garden. The original, which was much more life-like than the present one, was made of bronze, but is not extant. That statue was unveiled in a ceremony held on 17 October 1886; the square at the time was called Square Vintimille. The speech was delivered by Ernest Reyer, a friend and champion of Berlioz.

    A fine copy of the original statue was erected in honour of Berlioz in the Place Hector Berlioz at La Côte Saint-André in 1890.

All the modern photographs reproduced on this page were taken by Michel Austin; other pictures have been scanned from old photos, postcards and books in our own collection. © Monir Tayeb and Michel Austin. All rights of reproduction reserved.

(Large view)

(Large view)

Ceremony held on 17 October 1886
Ernest Reyer’s speech

(Large view)

This picture has been scanned from: Hector Berlioz: Sa Vie et ses Œuvres, by Adolphe Jullien, 1888, Paris: La Librairie de l’Art.

Berlioz’s statue in Paris in 1886

(Large view)

This engraving has been scanned from Hector Berlioz: Sa Vie et ses Œuvres, by Adolphe Jullien, 1888, Paris: La Librairie de l’Art.

Berlioz statue in 1900

(Large view)

This photograph was taken in 1900.

Berlioz statue in 1900

(Large view)

This is an early 20th century postcard.

(Large view)

This is an early 20th century postcard.

The original Berlioz statue in Paris and its copy in La Côte Saint-André

   

(Large view)                                                                        (Large view)

These are early 20th century postcards.

© 2000-2014 Monir Tayeb and Michel Austin for all the pictures and information on this page.

Copyright notice: The texts, photos, images and musical scores on all pages of this site are covered by UK Law and International Law. All rights of publication or reproduction of this material in any form, including Web page use, are reserved. Their use without our explicit permission is illegal.

Back to Berlioz in Paris main page