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Berlioz : The Making of an Artist 1803-1832, Paperback / softback Book

Berlioz : The Making of an Artist 1803-1832 Paperback / softback


No artist's achievement connects more directly with early experience than that of Berlioz.

David Cairns draws on a wealth of family papers to recreate in authentic and intimate detail the provincial milieu of Berlioz's boyhood, showing how the son of a village doctor was already transforming himself into the composer of the Fantastic Symphony.

Berlioz's desperate attempts to win his father's approval for his vocation, his struggles to establish himself on the Parisian musical scene, and his passionate pursuit of love are all brought vividly to life in this first volume of David Cairn's award-winning biography.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830)
  • ISBN: 9780141990651

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