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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main batch of Berlioziana of 1904-6 dealt in detail with virtually all of Berlioz’s known musical works, published and unpublished, complete and unfinished; it thus complemented the book published by Tiersot in 1904.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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