Description: Hardcover with slip case. Volume 1 - 573 pages, volume 2 - 515 pages. Third edition, revised.
Condition: Books show very little wear and look unread. Slipcase shows some wear and scuffing and is starting to split along the upper edge but it is still intact.
Dust Jacket: None as published.
Contents: Louis-Hector Berlioz was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique, Grande messe des morts (Requiem), Les Troyens, and La damnation de Faust. Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works, and conducted several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. He also composed around 50 compositions for voice, accompanied by piano or orchestra. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, and Gustav Mahler.
This book, first published in 1950, is an in-depth look at his life and works. Illustrated. Index at the rear of volume 2.