This page presents a list of 19th and early 20th century articles, reports and other documents on this site in chronological order of publication. Berlioz’s own articles are presented elsewhere on the site: 

Berlioz: Feuilletons – Journal des Débats 1834 - 1863  
Berlioz: Voyage en Russie (1847) Magasin des Demoiselles, XII, 1855-1856  
Berlioz: Mémoires d’un musicien – Le Monde Illustré 1858-1859 

Unless otherwise stated all the titles have been scanned and reproduced from our own copies of the original publications. All rights of reproduction are reserved.

This page is also available in French 

1800
Dr Louis Berlioz, the composer’s father Dissertation sur les Effets du Fluide Electrique introduit dans l'économie animale (introduction in English)

1823-1849
Le Corsaire, 12 August 1823 Musical Polemic, by Hector Berlioz  (English translation by Michel Austin)
16 June 1832 An autograph letter of Berlioz
Gazette Musicale de Paris 
12, 19, 26 October 1834; 2 November 1834
Berlioz reviews Rossini’s Guillaume Tell  (in French)  
Transcribed and presented by Liliane Lascoux
Le Rénovateur, 2-3 November 1834 Berlioz reviews Berlioz  (English translation by Gene Halaburt)
Le Charivari, 6 December 1837 A review of the première of the Requiem  (in French)
Auguste Morel, 1838

Benvenuto Cellini (in French) 
Le Journal de Paris, 11, 13 and 20 September 1838

La Revue et Gazette Musicale de Paris
16 September 1838
Benvenuto Cellini, by Xavier Boisselot (in French)
Théophile Gautier, 1838

A review of the première of Benvenuto Cellini  (in French)
17 September 1838

Journal des Débats, 24 December 1838 Paganini et Berlioz, by Jules Janin  (in French)
Journal des Débats, 29 November 1839 Concert de M. Hector Berlioz. Roméo et Juliette, symphonie dramatique, by Jules Janin  (in French)
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser
7 December 1839
Berlioz’s New Dramatic Symphony

Le Voleur, 25 April 1841 Concerts du Conservatoire, a review by Berlioz  (in French)
From the Journal des Débats, 19 July 1841, p. 4 Berlioz’s Requiem in St Petersburg (English translation by Michel Austin)
Richard Wagner, 1841

An article on Berlioz  (English translation by Michel Austin) 
Dresdner Abendzeitung, 15 May 1841
Journal des Débats, 1 October 1842 Le premier concert de Berlioz à Bruxelles Septembre 1842 (in French) 
Revue Pittoresque, Première Serie, Tome I, 1843 “Un Pensionnaire de Rome”, by Hector Berlioz  (in French)
The Musical Times, 1844–1944

Hector Berlioz in England, as reflected in the pages of The Musical Times 1844–1944
Compiled and annotated by Alan Merryweather
Le Ménestrel 11 February 1844 Review of the concert on 3 February 1844 (first performance of Le Carnaval romain)
Revue et Gazette Musicale, 4 August 1844 Grand Festival de l’Industrie aux Champs-Élysées  (in French) 
The Times, 5 August 1844 A concert in Paris – August 1844
Le Ménestrel 5 January 1845 Théâtre royal italien. Deuxième concert de M. Félicien David, by Edmond Viel
L’Illustration, 25 January 1845 A concert in Paris – January 1845 
The Viennese Press, 1845-1846: – Berlioz und die Wiener Presse 1845-1846  (original German)
Berlioz et la presse viennoise 1845-1846 (French translation by Michel Austin)
Berlioz and the Viennese Press 1845-1846 (English translation by Michel Austin)
The poet Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, January 1846 A poem in honour of Berlioz  (in English and German)
15 and 20 February 1846 Berlioz’s concerts in Budapest – 1846
17 and 18 June 1846

Trois articles sur Berlioz à Lille en 1846 (in French)
Presented and annotated by Dominique Catteau
Journal des Débats, 10 December 1846 The first performance of La Damnation de Faust, by E. Duchesne (in French)
The Times, 8 February 1848 Concert of M. Hector Berlioz [1]
The Illustrated London News, 12 February 1848 A concert in London – February 1848
The Illustrated London News, 12 February 1848 An article on Berlioz – February 1848
Atlas, 12 February 1848 A First Impression of the Genius of Hector Berlioz, by Edward Holmes
The Times, 23 February 1848 Toast in honour of Berlioz at a banquet in London
The Times, 30 June 1848 Concert of M. Hector Berlioz [2]
The Illustrated London News, 8 July 1848 A concert in London – June 1848
L’Illustration 5 May 1849 Review of a concert at the Conservatoire on 15 April 1849


1850-1869


The Société Philharmonique, 1850-1851

Announcements and reviews of concerts from L’Illustration, Le Ménestrel and the Revue et gazette musicale (in French)
The Times, 15 March 1852 New Philharmonic Society
The Times, 25 March 1852 Berlioz conducts the New Philharmonic Society
Hans von Bülow, 1852




Two articles on Benvenuto Cellini (original text in German) 
Neue Zeitschrift für Musik,
2 and 30 April 1852

Two articles on Benvenuto Cellini (English translation by Michel Austin) 
Neue Zeitschrift für Musik,
2 and 30 April 1852
31 July 1852 An autograph letter of Berlioz  
Journal des Débats, 23 November 1852 Requiem de M. Berlioz, by E. Duchesne (in French)
ca. 13 May 1853 An autograph letter of Berlioz 
27 June and 2 July 1853

Benvenuto Cellini at the Opera House Covent Garden – 1853
Two contemporary reviews
3 December 1853 An autograph letter of Berlioz
Le Ménestrel, 25 December 1853 Review of the first performance in Paris of  La Fuite en Égypte (18 December 1853) (in French)
Le Ménestrel, 17 December 1854 The first performance of l’Enfance du Christ, by Léon Gatayes (in French, with English introduction)
L’Artiste, 6 December 1857 Hector Berlioz, by Ernest Reyer  (in French)
Le Monde Illustré, 4 December 1858 Mémoires d’un Musicien (XI), by Hector Berlioz  (in French, with English introduction)
Le Monde Illustré, 30 April 1859 Berlioz conducts l’Enfance du Christ 
Le Ménestrel, 14 August 1859

Mme Charton-Demeur and Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz, by J.-L. Heugel
(in French, with English introduction)
4 November 1863 The première of Les Troyens in 1863
Le Ménestrel, 8 and 15 November 1863 A review of the première of Les Troyens, by Auguste de Gasperini  (in French)
Journal des Débats, 9 November 1863 Première of M. H. Berlioz’s Les Troyens, a review by Joseph d’Ortigue  (in French)
Le Monde Illustré, 14 November 1863 A review of the première of Les Troyens  (in French)
Le Monde Illustré, 14 November 1863 A review of Act V of Les Troyens  (in French)
12 May 1865 An autograph letter of Berlioz 
Ernest Reyer and Berlioz (1867-1896) Ernest Reyer and Berlioz  (in French, Introduction in English) 
Aleksei Vasil’yevich Oreshnikov, 1868: – A concert in the Manège, Moscow – January 1868  (original Russian)
A concert in the Manège, Moscow – January 1868
(translated into English with an introduction and notes by Elena Dolenko and John Ahouse)
Le Petit Journal, 10 March 1869 Mort d’Hector Berlioz  (in French) 
The Illustrated London News, 13 March 1869 Berlioz – Obituary 1869
Musical World, 13 March 1869 Hector Berlioz, by James W Davison
Le Ménestrel, 14 March 1869 Un tribut d’hommage à la mémoire de Berlioz  (in French)
Théophile Gautier, 16 March 1869 In memoriam Hector Berlioz  (in French)
L’Univers Illustré, 20 March 1869 Hector Berlioz est mort  (in French)
Journal des Débats, 31 March 1869 Ernest Reyer on Berlioz  (in French)
L’Illustration, March 1869 Berlioz – Obituary 1869  (in French)
Le Figaro, March 1869

Mort d’Hector Berlioz  (in French)

The Illustrated London News, 3 April 1869 The late M. Berlioz


1869-1889
Paris and Berlioz: the revival, 1869-1884 Articles and reviews of concerts  (in French)
The Paris Conservatoire and Berlioz, 1869-1914 Articles and reviews of concerts  (in French)
George de Massougnes, 1870 Berlioz. Son Œuvre [complete transcription of the 1870 edition of this book] (in French)
Le Ménestrel, 27 March 1870 Festival commémoratif d’Hector Berlioz, by Oscar Comettant  (in French)
Journal des Débats, 31 March 1870 Théatre de l’opéra : Festival en l’honneur d’Hector Berlioz, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Le Journal Illustré, no. 321, 3-10 April 1870 Festival in honour of Berlioz in 1870, organised by Ernest Reyer (in French)
The Concerts Colonne and Berlioz, 1873-1914
Texts and documents (1)  (in French)
Texts and documents (2)  (in French) 
Journal des Débats, 12 December 1875 Concerts du Châtelet : Roméo et Juliette, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Journal des Débats, 1 March 1876
Société des concerts du Conservatoire :
les deux premières parties de la Damnation de Faust
, by Ernest Reyer
  (in French) 
Auguste Morel and Berlioz (1876-1881) Auguste Morel and Berlioz  (in French)
Journal des Débats, 13 March 1877 La Damnation de Faust, d’Hector Berlioz, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Journal des Débats, 30 March 1877 Concerts du Châtelet : Sixième exécution de la Damnation de Faust, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
30 May 1877 An autograph letter of Édouard Alexandre to Édouard Colonne 
Charles Grandmougin, 1878
To Hector Berlioz  (in French)
Poem recited by M. Mounet-Sully, of the Comédie Française, on 6 January 1878, at a Concert at the Châtelet.
Journal des Débats, 30 March 1878 Le Requiem de Berlioz, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
The Times, 4 June 1878 Pasdeloup conducts Berlioz in London 
The Times, 31 October 1878 Promenade concerts
Journal des Débats, 16 February 1879 Roméo et Juliette à la Société des Concerts et au Châtelet, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Journal des Débats, 22 March 1879 Le Festival-Berlioz à l’Hippodrome, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Revue et gazette musicale de Paris, March 1879 A letter by Stephen Heller on Berlioz  (in French)
Journal des Débats, 12 December 1879 La Prise de Troie d’Hector Berlioz, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Journal des Débats, 26 December 1879 Concerts du Châtelet : Exécution de la Prise de Troie, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, February 1880 Hector Berlioz
The Times, 24 May 1880 Charles Hallé conducts Berlioz’s Faust in London
Camées Artistiques, 8 July 1880 Jules-Étienne Pasdeloup, by Félix Jahyer  (in French) 
The Concerts Lamoureux and Berlioz, 1881-1914 Articles and reviews of concerts 
Journal des Débats, 30 January 1881 L’Enfance du Christ. — La statue de Berlioz, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Ernest Rollin, 23 June 1881 Une lettre inédite au Musée Hector Berlioz  (in French)
Journal des Débats, 13 December 1881
Concerts du Châtelet : Lelio, ou le Retour à la vie Lettres intimes de Berlioz 
Hector Berlioz (la Vie et le Combat, les Œuvres)
, by Ernest Reyer
  (in French) 
The Atlantic Monthly, December 1881 Shakespeare and Berlioz
The Manchester Guardian, 13 January 1882 Charles Hallé conducts Berlioz’s Faust in Manchester
1872 and 1883

Deux textes d’Auguste Barbier : un portrait de Berlioz
et une introduction à Benvenuto Cellini

(in French; introduction and commentary by Pierre-René Serna)
1874, 1881, 1882 Auguste Morel: documents on his career  (in French)  
Octave Fouque, 1882 Berlioz in Russia (excerpt from Les Révolutionnaires de la Musique) (in French)
Le Monde Illustré, 22 March 1884 Souscription de 1884 pour un monument à Berlioz  (in French; and in English translation)
Adolphe Jullien, June 1884 and September 1890 Jules Pasdeloup et les Concerts Populaires  (in French)
Journal des Débats, 26 September 1886 A propos de la représentation de Benvenuto Cellini à l’Opéra-Comique, par Ernest Reyer (in French)
Michel Brenet, September and October 1886 Le premier opéra de Berlioz  
Georges de Massougnes, October 1886
La Revanche de Berlioz  (in French)
Le Ménestrel, 10 et 17 octobre 1886
L’Univers Illustré, 16 October 1886 Imminent inauguration of Berlioz’s statue in Square Vintimille
Le Ménestrel, 17 October 1886 HECTOR BERLIOZ, by Oscar Comettant (in French)
L’Univers Illustré, 23 October 1886 Ernest Reyer’s speech at the inauguration of Berlioz’s statue on 17 October 1886  (in French) 
L’Illustration, 23 October 1886 The inauguration of Berlioz’s statue in Square Vintimille
La France Illustrée, 23 October 1886 The inauguration of Berlioz’s statue in Square Vintimille
Le Journal Illustré, 31 October 1886 The inauguration of Berlioz’s statue in Square Vintimille
Journal des Débats, 14 November 1886 Les Troyens à l’Opéra, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Ernest Legouvé, 1886 Soixante ans de souvenirs [Sixty Years of Recollections] (in French)
See also on the site: Ernest Legouvé and Berlioz
Le Monde Illustré, 19 March 1887 The inauguration of Berlioz’s funeral monument in Montmartre
Journal des Débats, 22 April 1888 Concerts du Châtelet : la Damnation de Faust, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, 1888 Hector Berlioz and his Music
Journal des Débats, 3 February 1889 Hector Berlioz, Sa vie et Ses Œuvres, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Journal des Débats, 14 April 1889
Concerts du Châtelet : 48e audition de la Damnation de Faust
Berlioz intime (nouvelle édition)
, by Ernest Reyer 
(in French) 
Ernest Reyer, 1889 La Critique Musicale  (in French)
Henry Wylde, 1889

Life and Genius of Hector Berlioz (4 lectures)

George Bernard Shaw, 1889, 1893 Two performances of The Damnation of Faust in London 


1890-1899
Journal des Débats, 8 June 1890 Théâtre de l’Odéon: Première représentation de Béatrice et Bénédict, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
20 July 1890 An autograph letter of Édouard Colonne to the Mayor of La Côte Saint-André 
Julien Tiersot, 1 September 1890 An autograph letter of Julien Tiersot  (in French, with English translation) 
La Lecture, 25 September 1890 Camille Saint-Saëns on Berlioz  (in French)
Programme, 28 September 1890 Le programme de l’Inauguration de la statue de Berlioz le 28 septembre 1890  (in French) 
Julien Tiersot, 5 October 1890
Inauguration de la statue de Berlioz à La Côte-Saint-André  (in French) 
Le Ménestrel, 5 October 1890
Report by the journalist Louis Bassette
15 October 1890
The inauguration of Berlioz’s statue in La Côte 
Grenoble-Revue, 15 October 1890
Le Figaro, 6, 8, 10 December 1890 Les Troyens à Carlsruhe, by Albéric Magnard (in French)
Adolphe Jullien, 1890 Les Troyens à Carlsruhe  (in French) 
c. 1891 Document sur Édouard Colonne  (in French)
Adolphe Jullien, 1891 Hector Berlioz
The Illustrated London News, 16 January 1892 Charles Hallé conducts Berlioz’s Faust in London
Journal des Débats, 12 June 1892 Théâtre de l’Opéra-Comique : Les Troyens (reprise), by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Le Ménestrel, 12 June 1892 Les Troyens à Carthage, de Berlioz, à l’Opéra-Comique, by Julien Tiersot(in French)
Le Monde Illustré, 18 June 1892 Les Troyens [à l’Opéra-Comique], by A. Boisard
Journal des Débats, 11 December 1892 Théâtre du Châtelet (Concerts Colonne) : L’Enfance du Christ, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Adolphe Jullien, August 1893 Berlioz and the Critics (in French) 
Ernest Reyer, December 1893 Hector Berlioz: Personal Reminiscences
Georges de Massougnes, March 1894
Félix Mottl  (in French)
Programme des Concerts Colonne, 18 mars 1894
Journal des Débats, 8 December 1894 Concerts-Colonne : Le Cycle Berlioz. — Roméo et Juliette, by Ernest Reyer  (in French) 
Le Temps, 1 January 1895 Les « Troyens » à Paris ? Une conversation avec M. Mottl  (in French) 
Adolphe Jullien, 1896 Jules Pasdeloup et les concerts populaires  (in French) 
Sir Charles Hallé, Life and Letters of Sir Charles Hallé. (1896) Charles Hallé on Berlioz
Le Ménestrel, 19 November 1899 La Prise de Troie [à l’Opéra de Paris], by Arthur Pougin  (in French)
Journal des Débats, 26 November 1899
Opéra : La Prise de Troie, opéra en quatre actes, 
poème et musique d’Hector Berlioz.
, by Adolphe Jullien  (in French)


20th Century
Georges de Massougnes, January 1900
Berlioz et Wagner  (in French)
Revue d’art dramatique, janvier 1900
Le Théâtre, No. 25, January 1900 (I) La Prise de Troie [à l’Opéra de Paris], by Adolphe Jullien  (in French)
Le Monde Illustré, 14 March 1903 La Journée de Berlioz à Monaco  (in French) 
Le Ménestrel, 15 March 1903
Inauguration du Monument Berlioz à Monte-Carlo
Discours par Jules Massenet  (in French) 
Art Dramatique et Musical au XXe siècle, March 1903 La Damnation de Faust à Monaco  (in French)
Le Ménestrel, 10 May 1903 La Damnation de Faust [au théâtre Sarah-Bernhardt], by Arthur Pougin  (in French)
Julien Tiersot, 17 August 1903
Conférence faite aux fêtes du Centenaire de Berlioz, à Grenoble (in French)
Le Livre d’Or du Centenaire d’Hector Berlioz (pages 189-195)
Felix Weingartner, 17 August 1903
An autograph document by Felix Weingartner 
(in German, with an English and French translation by Michel Austin)  
Le Monde Illustré, 22 August 1903 Grenoble : Le Centenaire d’Hector Berlioz  (in French) 
Julien Tiersot, 23 August 1903
Le Centenaire de Berlioz à Grenoble  (in French) 
Le Ménestrel, 23
August 1903
Julien Tiersot, 30 August 1903
Le Centenaire de Berlioz à La Côte-Saint-André (in French)
Le Ménestrel, 30 August 1903
Charles Maclean, 1 September 1903
The Country of Berlioz 
The Musical Times, 1 September 1903
George de Massougnes, 30 November 1903
Berlioz et les Artistes d’aujourd’hui (in French)
Le Monde Musical, 30 novembre 1903
Julien Tiersot, 13 December 1903
Le Centenaire de Berlioz [à Paris] (in French) 
Le Ménestrel, 13 December 1903
Le Ménestrel, 1904
“La Tabatière d’Habeneck”: Le témoignage de Julien Tiersot
(in French; introduction and commentary by Pierre-René Serna)
Julien Tiersot, 1904-1911
Berlioziana series and other articles (in French)
published in Le Ménestrel between 1904 and 1911
Ernest Newman 1904, 1919 Ernest Newman on Berlioz 
Le Petit Journal, 14 October 1908 Vote pour le Panthéon Bulletin No7 Berlioz  (in French) 
Comœdia, 14 December 1908 Home of Berlioz 
Musica, No 66 March 1908 Ode to Berlioz, by Camille Saint-Saëns 
Journal des Débats, 23 August 1908 Revue Musicale, by Adolphe Jullien  (in French)
Le Ménestrel, 18 June 1910 La Damnation de Faust [à l’Opéra de Paris], by Arthur Pougin  (in French)
Comœdia illustré, 1 July 1910
A l’Opéra: « La Damnation de Faust » légende 
dramatique en quatre parties d’Hector BERLIOZ
,
by Alb. Bertelin   (in French)
La Libre Parole, 12 December 1910
A la Maison de Berlioz Le troisième pèlerinage
artistique en l’honneur du grand musicien français
(in French)
Le Petit Journal, 13 December 1910 At Berlioz’s Home in Paris
From Mendelssohn to Wagner. Compiled by Henry Davison (1912) James Davison and Berlioz  
Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician. (1913) Wilhelm Ganz on Berlioz  
Journal des Débats, 13 April 1913 Benvenuto Cellini, by Adolphe Jullien (in French)
Le Ménestrel, 5 April 1913 Benvenuto Cellini [au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées], by Arthur Pougin  (in French)
Comœdia, 4 August 1922 A Berlioz museum
Les Annales, 27 August 1922 La Maison de Berlioz (in French)
International Library of Music, 1925, pp.179-183 The Potency of Berlioz in Modern Music, by Ernest Newman
Le Ménestrel, 12 March 1926 Une Lettre posthume de Berlioz  (in French)
Journal des Débats, 12 December 1933 Le cœur de Berlioz  (in French) 
L’Illustration, 20 July 1935 
La Maison de Berlioz à La Côte-Saint-André, by Julien Tiersot  (in French)
(Inauguration of the Berlioz Museum at La Côte)
France Illustration, 14 December 1946 The Centenary of “La Damnation de Faust” (in French)
The Illustrated London News, 8 June 1957 Les Troyens at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Radio Times, 6 March 1969
The centenary of Berlioz’s death on 8 March 1969
(commemorative programmes on the BBC)

 

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