Julien Tiersot: Berlioziana

1904-1911

 

 

 

          

Introduction  
List of articles in chronological order  
    1904  
    1905  
    1906  
    1909  
    1910  
    1911  
List of articles grouped by topic

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Introduction

    Composer, writer on music, and librarian at the Paris Conservatoire, Julien Tiersot wrote extensively on Berlioz and his music. His contribution to Berlioz studies is discussed in general terms on a separate page on this site; the present page is devoted to the long series of articles on Berlioz, some 127 in all, which he published in Paris in the weekly journal Le Ménestrel between 1904 and 1911.

    The majority of these (117) were grouped under the general title of Berlioziana and appeared between 1904 and 1911, except for a two year gap in the series in 1907 and 1908. Each article had a subtitle which would indicate its specific subject matter. The main batch of Berlioziana of 1904-6 dealt in detail with virtually all of Berlioz’s known musical works, published and unpublished, complete and unfinished; it thus complemented the book published by Tiersot in 1904. The final group of Berlioziana articles between 1909 and 1911 reviewed at length Berlioz’s career as conductor and organiser of concerts. Outside the large Berlioziana series Tiersot contributed several more articles on Berlioz, 10 in all, published between 1909 and 1911.

    All the articles published by Tiersot in Le Ménestrel between 1904 and 1911 are listed below in two tables. The first table lists the articles in chronological order of their original publication, and the second table groups them together according to the topics they cover; for ease of reference the topics have been numbered. The reader will thus be able to see at a glance the range of subjects covered by Tiersot and the magnitude of the task he accomplished.

     The texts have been transcribed by us from the images of the original issues of the journal available on the website of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.  We have preserved the original spelling and syntax but corrected obvious type-setting errors. Two further points should be noted: (1) The typography of the originals is frequently inconsistent in its use of italics for the titles of musical works (for example the article Le Ménestrel of 17/9/1905 has the title ‘OUVERTURE DE WAVERLEY’ while the next one gives ‘OUVERTURES DES FRANCS-JUGES, DU ROI LEAR ET DU CARNAVAL ROMAIN’). In the tables below all italics have been removed for consistency, though the transcription of individual articles will attempt to reproduce the typography of the originals. (2) In the course of his articles Tiersot makes frequent use of Berlioz’s correspondence; where he cites particular passages from individual letters we have added references to the numbering of the composer’s correspondence in Correspondance Générale (abbreviated CG followed by the number of the letter).

 

I. List of Berlioziana and other articles in chronological order

1904 (32 articles)

Volume/ Number

Date

Title

Page number(s)

3797/1

3 January

Au Musée Berlioz

3-4

3798/2

10 January

[Au Musée Berlioz] (Suite)

11-12

3799/3

17 January

Lettres et documents inédits sur le Requiem de Berlioz

19-20

3800/[4]

24 January

Lettres et documents inédits sur le Requiem de Berlioz (Suite)

27-28

3801/5

31 January

Lettres et documents inédits sur le Requiem de Berlioz (Suite)

36-37

3802/6

7 February

Lettres et documents inédits sur le Requiem de Berlioz (Suite)

44-45

3803/7

14 February

[Au Musée Berlioz] (Suite)

51-52

3804/8

21 February

[Au Musée Berlioz (Suite)

59-60

3805/9

28 February

[Au Musée Berlioz] (Suite)

66-68

3807/11

13 March

[Au Musée Berlioz] (Suite)

83-84

3809/13

27 March

[Au Musée Berlioz] (Suite)

99-100

3810/14

3 April

[Au Musée Berlioz] (Suite)

107-108

3811/15

10 April

[Au Musée Berlioz] (Suite)

116

3812/16

17 April

[Au Musée Berlioz] (Suite)

123-124

3822/26

26 June

Programmes, prologues et préfaces

203-205

3823/27

3 July

[Programmes, prologues et préfaces] (Suite)

210-211

3824/28

10 July

[Programmes, prologues et préfaces] (Suite)

219-220

3825/29

17 July

[Programmes, prologues et préfaces] (Suite)

227

3826/30

24 July

[Programmes, prologues et préfaces] (Suite)

238-239

3828/32

7 August

[Programmes, prologues et préfaces] (Suite)

252-253

3829/33

14 August

[Programmes, prologues et préfaces] (Suite)

258-260

3830/34

21 August

[Programmes, prologues et préfaces] (Suite)

267-268

3831/35

28 August

Compositions inédites et autographes de Berlioz

275-276

3833/37

11 September

[Compositions inédites et autographes de Berlioz] (Suite)

290-292

3834/38

18 September

[Compositions inédites et autographes de Berlioz] (Suite)

299-300

3835/39

25 September

[Compositions inédites et autographes de Berlioz] (Suite)

307-308

3836/40

2 October

[Compositions inédites et autographes de Berlioz] (Suite)

315

3838/42

16 October

[Compositions inédites et autographes de Berlioz (Suite) Lelio

331-332

3842/46

13 November

[Compositions inédites et autographes de Berlioz] (Suite) Lelio ou le Retour à la vie

363-364

3843/47

20 November

[Compositions inédites et autographes de Berlioz] (Suite)

371-372

3844/48

27 November

[Compositions inédites et autographes de Berlioz] (Suite)

378-380

3848/52

25 December

[Compositions inédites et autographes de Berlioz] (Suite)

411-412

1905 (30 articles)

3849/1

1 January

[Compositions inédites et autographes de Berlioz] (Suite)

4

3851/3

15 January

Le Te Deum

19-20

3854/6

5 February

Benvenuto Cellini

43-44

3856/8

19 February

[Benvenuto Cellini] (Suite)

60-61

3857/9

26 February

[Benvenuto Cellini] (Suite)

67-68

3858/10

5 March

[Benvenuto Cellini] (Suite)

76-77

3859/11

12 March

[Benvenuto Cellini] (Suite)

83-84

3860/12

19 March

[Benvenuto Cellini] (Suite)

91-92

3861/13

26 March

[Benvenuto Cellini] (Suite)

99-100

3862/14

2 April

[Benvenuto Cellini] (Suite)

107-108

3863/15

9 April

[Benvenuto Cellini] (Suite)

115-116

3871/23

4 June

[Benvenuto Cellini] (Suite)

180-181

3874/26

25 June

[Benvenuto Cellini] (Suite)

205-206

3875/27

2 July

[Benvenuto Cellini] (Suite)

211-212

3876/28

9 July

Notes additionelles sur les Troyens et Lelio ou le Retour à la vie

220-221

3877/29

16 July

La Symphonie Fantastique

228-229

3878/30

23 July

La Symphonie Fantastique (Suite)

237-238

3880/32

6 August

Harold en Italie

250-251

3882/34

20 August

Harold en Italie (Suite)

268

3883/35

27 August

Roméo et Juliette

276-277

3884/36

3 September

Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale. L’Apothéose

284

3885/37

10 September

Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale. L’Apothéose (Suite)

292-293

3886/38

17 September

Ouverture de Waverley

301

3887/39

24 September

Ouvertures des Francs-Juges, du Roi Lear et du Carnaval Romain

308

3889/41

8 October

Ouverture du Corsaire

324

3890/42

15 October

Œuvres diverses publiées du vivant de Berlioz

331-332

3891/43

22 October

Œuvres diverses publiées du vivant de Berlioz (Suite)

341

3893/45

5 November

Œuvres diverses publiées du vivant de Berlioz (Suite)

355-356

3895/47

19 November

Œuvres diverses publiées du vivant de Berlioz (Suite)

371

3896/48

26 November

Œuvres diverses publiées du vivant de Berlioz (Suite)

379-380

1906 (35 articles and 6 letters)

3903/2

14 January

Œuvres diverses publiées du vivant de Berlioz (Suite)

11-12

3904/3

21 January

Œuvres diverses publiées du vivant de Berlioz (Suite)

20-21

3905/4

28 January

Œuvres diverses publiées du vivant de Berlioz (Suite)

27-28

3906/5

4 February

Œuvres arrangées par Berlioz

35-36

3907/6

11 February

Œuvres arrangées par Berlioz (Suite)

43-45

3908/7

18 February

Œuvres semi-inédites

51-52

3909/8

25 February

Œuvres semi-inédites (Suite)

59-60

3910/9

4 March

Œuvres semi-inédites (Suite)

67-68

3911/10

11 March

Œuvres semi-inédites (Suite)

75-76

3912/11

18 March

Œuvres semi-inédites (Suite)

83-84

3915/14

8 April

Œuvres inédites [Resurrexit de la Messe solennelle]

107-108

3921/20

20 May

Sur la Marche au Supplice

153

3922/21

27 May

La “Marche au Supplice” vient des “Francs-Juges” [Correspondance]
(Letter to the Editor by Adolphe Boschot; in response to Tiersot’s article of 20 May)

160-161

3923/22

3 June

La “Marche au Supplice” ne vient pas des “Francs-Juges”
(Tiersot’s response to Boschot’s letter of 27 May)

169-170

3925/24

17 June

Œuvres inédites (Suite)

184-185

3926/25

24 June

Œuvres inédites (Suite)

190-192

3927/26

1 July

Œuvres inédites. Les Francs-Juges

199-200

3928/27

8 July

Œuvres inédites. Les Francs-Juges (Suite)

207-208

3929/28

15 July

Œuvres inédites. Les Francs-Juges (Suite)

215-216

3932/31

5 August

Francs-Juges et Symphonie fantastique

240-242

3933/32

12 August

Les Francs-Juges (Suite)

246-248

3934/33

19 August

Scène héroïque (La Révolution Grecque)

255-256

3934/33

19 August

Pro domo
(Letter to the Editor by Charles Malherbe, in connection with la Marche au Supplice)

256

3935/34

26 August

Chœur des Mages [and Œuvres de concours: Fugues, la Mort d’Orphée, Herminie, Cléopâtre, Sardanapale]

[A short response by Tiersot to Malherbe’s letter of 19 August]

263-264

3935/34

26 August

La “Marche au Supplice” continue à venir des “Francs-Juges”
(Letter to the Editor by Adolphe Boschot)

264

3936/35

2 September

Œuvres de concours: Fugues, la Mort d’Orphée, Herminie, Cléopâtre, Sardanapale (Suite)

270-271

3936/35

2 September

Correspondance
(Letter to the Editor by Charles Malherbe) 

271-272

3937/36

9 September

Œuvres de concours: Fugues, la Mort d’Orphée, Herminie, Cléopâtre, Sardanapale (Suite)

278-279

3937/36

9 September

(Tiersot’s response to Malherbe’s letter of 26 August to the Editor)

279-280

3938/37

16 September

Œuvres de concours: Fugues, la Mort d’Orphée, Herminie, Cléopâtre, Sardanapale (Suite)

287

3938/37

16 September

Correspondance
(Letter to the Editor by Charles Malherbe in reponse to Tiersot’s)

288

3939/38

23 September

Œuvres de concours: Fugues, la Mort d’Orphée, Herminie, Cléopâtre, Sardanapale (Suite)

294-295

3940/39

30 September

Œuvres de concours: Fugues, la Mort d’Orphée, Herminie, Cléopâtre, Sardanapale (Suite)

302-303

3941/40

7 October

[Œuvres inédites.] Ouverture de Rob Roy [and Erigone]

310-312

3942/41

14 October

[Œuvres inédites.] La Nonne sanglante

319-320

3943/42

21 October

[Œuvres inédites. La Nonne sanglante] (Suite)

327-328

3944/43

27 October

[Œuvres inédites] Appendice. Sur les Troyens et Béatrice et Bénédict

335-336

3946/45

10 November

[Œuvres inédites] Pièces pour harmonium. — Album de notes. — Feuilles éparses

351-352

3947/46

17 November

[Œuvres inédites. Pièces pour harmonium. — Album de notes. — Feuilles éparses] (Suite)

361-362

3948/47

24 November

[Œuvres inédites. Pièces pour harmonium. — Album de notes. — Feuilles éparses] (Suite)

367-368

3949/48

1 December

[Œuvres inédites. Pièces pour harmonium. — Album de notes. — Feuilles éparses] (Suite)

375-376

1909 (9 articles)

4099/42

16 October

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques

332-333

4100/43

23 October

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

339-341

4101/44

30 October

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

347-348

4103/46

13 November

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

363-364

4105/48

27 November

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

379-380

4107/50

11 December

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

395-396

4109/52

25 December

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

410-411

Articles outside the Berlioziana series:

4071/14

3 April

Le Premier Portrait de Berlioz

105-106

4072/15

10 April

Le Premier Portrait de Berlioz [Suite]

113-114

1910 (12 articles)

4111/2

8 January

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

11-12

4112/3

15 January

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

20

4113/4

22 January

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

27-28

4114/5

29 January

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

34-36

4116/7

12 February

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

50-51

4119/10

5 March

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

75-76

4121/12

19 March

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

91-92

4122/13

26 March

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite)

99-100

4123/14

2 April

Chapitre IV. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques (Suite et fin)

107-108

Articles outside the Berlioziana series:

4138/29

16 July

Les Huits Scènes de Faust. Œuvre première de Berlioz

228-230

4139/30

23 July

Les Huits Scènes de Faust. Œuvre première de Berlioz (2e article) [Suite]

235-236

4140/31

30 July

Les Huits Scènes de Faust. Œuvre première de Berlioz (3e article) [Suite]

243-244

1911 (9 articles)

4191/29

22 July

Berlioz. Bibliothécaire du Conservatoire (Berlioziana – Chapitre V) [1er article]

226-227

4192/30

29 July

Berlioz. Bibliothécaire du Conservatoire (Suite)

235-236

4193/31

5 August

Berlioz. Bibliothécaire du Conservatoire (Suite)

244-245

4194/32

12 August

Berlioz. Bibliothécaire du Conservatoire (Suite et fin)

252-253

Articles outside the Berlioziana series:

4195/33

19 August

Berlioz à l’Institut

259-261

4196/34

26 August

Berlioz à l’Institut (Suite)

269-270

4197/39

2 September

Berlioz à l’Institut (Suite)

276-277

4198/40

9 September

Berlioz à l’Institut (Suite)

283

4199/41

16 September

Berlioz à l’Institut (Suite [et fin])

291-292

II. List of Berlioziana and other articles grouped by topic

1. Au Musée Berlioz  (10 articles published between 3 January and 17 April 1904)

2. Lettres et documents inédits sur le Requiem de Berlioz  (4 articles published between 17 January and 7 February 1904)

3. Programmes, prologues et préfaces  (8 articles published between 26 June and 21 August 1904)

4. Compositions inédites et autographes de Berlioz  (11 articles published between 28 August 1904 and 1 January 1905)

5. Te Deum  (article published on 15 January 1905)

6. Benvenuto Cellini  (12 articles published between 5 February and 2 July 1905)

7. Notes additionelles sur les Troyens et Lelio ou le Retour à la vie  (article published on 9 July 1905)

8. La Symphonie Fantastique  (2 articles published on 16 and 23 July 1905)

9. Harold en Italie  (2 articles published 6 and 20 August 1905)

10. Roméo et Juliette  (article published on 27 August 1905)

11. Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale et l’Apothéose  (2 articles published on 3 and 10 September 1905)

12. [Ouvertures (3 articles on Overtures: Waverley, Les Francs-Juges, le Roi Lear, le Carnaval Romain, and le Corsaire, published between 17 September and 8 October 1905)

13. Œuvres diverses publiées du vivant de Berlioz  (8 articles published between 15 October 1905 and 28 January 1906)

14. Œuvres arrangées par Berlioz  (2 articles published on 4 and 11 February 1906)

15. Œuvres semi-inédites  (5 articles published between 18 February and 18 March 1906)

16. Œuvres inédites  (26 articles and/or open letters published between 8 April and 1 December 1906)

17. Œuvres de concours: Fugues, la Mort d’Orphée, Herminie, Cléopâtre et Sardanapale, et Chœur des Mages  (6 articles published between 26 August and 30 September 1906)

18. Le Premier Portrait de Berlioz  (2 articles published on 3 and 10 April 1909)

19. Berlioz directeur de concerts symphoniques  (16 articles published between 16 October 1909 and 2 April 1910)

20. Les Huits Scènes de Faust. Œuvre première de Berlioz  (3 articles published between 16 and 30 July 1910)

21. Berlioz. Bibliothécaire du Conservatoire  (4 articles published between 22 July and 12 August 1911)

22. Berlioz à l’Institut  (5 articles published between 19 August and 16 September 1911)

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