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Tom S. Wotton

Hector Berlioz

Table of Contents


Chapter One — Introductory

Chapter Two — The Legend

Chapter Three — Technique

Chapter Four — Melody, Form and Programmes

Chapter Five — Orchestration

Chapter Six — The Works

Chapter Seven — The Works (continued)

Chapter Eight — Interpretation and Editions

Chapter Nine — Conclusion




    These pages reproduce the complete text of Tom S. Wotton’s Hector Berlioz (Preface, 9 Chapters, Bibliography, Index). The text was transcribed by us — not scanned — from our copy of the original edition of the work (Oxford and London, 1935). The spelling of the original has been retained, except for the correction of a small number of typographical errors. A few page references in the Index have also been corrected, but it has not been possible to verify them all. An entry has been added to the Index among Berlioz’s compositions for the opera Beatrice and Benedick (Wotton’s spelling of the name), which is otherwise missing. The musical examples included have been transcribed by us. The footnotes of the original have been renumbered consecutively within each chapter and included as endnotes. Where the author gives references to specific letters of Berlioz the appropriate reference to the numbered letter in Correspondance générale has been added. Similarly links have been added to particular writings of Berlioz and others that are referred to in the text and are available on this site (such as his feuilletons for the Journal des Débats or his Mémoires). A few links have also been added to various pages on our site.

The Hector Berlioz Website was created by Monir Tayeb and Michel Austin on 18 July 1997;
Page Berlioz: Pioneers and Champions created on 15 March 2012; this page created on 1 July 2018, updated and completed on 1 August 2018.

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