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Berlioz-inspired works of art : Book cover designs

All pictures on this page have been scanned from publications in our own collection. All rights of reproduction reserved.

The images of the books are presented in chronology order of their publication.

Published in 2015

Book on Berlioz1

 

Published in 2014

Book on Berlioz2

This is a pedagogical book aimed at young children, published in Brazil and is accompanied by an audio CD. The text is in Portuguese and the CD contains a sample of recordings of Berlioz’s music. 

 

Published in 2013

Book on Berlioz3

 

Published in 2013

Book on Berlioz4

 

Published in 2010

Book on Berlioz5

This is a pedagogical book aimed at young children. The text is by Pascal Fardet, and the illustrations by Christophe Ronus; it is accompanied by an audio CD.

Published in 2006

Book on Berlioz6

 

Published in 2003

Book on Berlioz7

 

Published in 2000

Book on Berlioz8

 

Published in 1992

Book on Berlioz9

 

David Cairns’ translation of the Mémoires 

Book on Berlioz10

This edition was published in 1990 in Cardinal by Sphere Books Ltd. The Illustration is by Paul Dickinson.

Published in 1989

Book on Berlioz11

 

Published in 1989

Book on Berlioz12

 

Published in 1983

Book on Berlioz13

 

Published in 1982

Book on Berlioz14

This is a biographical novel based on a televised series on Berlioz.

Published in 1982

Book on Berlioz15

The engraving on the cover of the above book shows Harriet Smithson in the role of Ophelia at the Théâtre de l’Odéon in Paris where Berlioz first saw Harriet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (as Juliet) and Hamlet (as Ophelia).

Passionate Rebel

Book on Berlioz16

Berlioz’s love for and marriage to Harriet Smithson inspired Frank W Kenyon to write his novel Passionate Rebel, published in1972 by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York. 
The design of the book’s jacket, reproduced here, is by Biro. The building in the background is the Théâtre de l’Odéon.

 

David Cairns’ translation of the Mémoires 

Book on Berlioz17

This edition is a 1974 reprint of an earlier 1970 paperback (soft cover) edition, published by Panther Books Ltd. The illustration is by Michael Leonard.

Published in 1969

Book on Berlioz18

See also Michael Ayrton’s Berlioz-inspired paintings reproduced in the above book.

Published in 1969

Book on Berlioz19

 

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