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Published (first published June 28th 1902)
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Slawka Scarso
Jan 01, 2014 Slawka Scarso rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, music
An interesting dissertation on the orchestral conductor. Most of it can be appreciated by the music lover who is especially keen on symphonic music though some parts are rather technical. The only problem with this edition in particular is that the scores mentioned throughout the text are not included in the ebook file so even if you do read music, it is impossible to get an idea of what Berlioz is saying.
Nonetheless, I truly enjoyed the voice and criticism of Berlioz towards the sloppy conducto
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Eric
Jun 14, 2016 Eric rated it liked it
Shelves: instruction
Not sure what I was expecting

But while this wasn't exactly it, this was interesting. What we get is: Common faults of contemporary conductors (ok, was expecting that); precise descriptions of how to conduct different time signatures; and constructive advice, from his own (and others, eg Liszt's) experiences, on how to prepare and rehearse then-contemporary scores. (Probably would, of itself, deserve 4 stars from me. The Kindle version here lacks all the music examples, and the rating is not aft
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Duckpondwithoutducks
Unlike his musical contemporary Wagner's book about conducting which is all about the correct tempi for orchestral works, Berlioz' book is mostly about how the conductor can physically conduct various time signatures. It is a technical book. It would have been nice to know some of his thoughts about interpretation as well.
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Hector Berlioz (December 11, 1803 – March 8, 1869) was a French Romantic composer, conductor, music critic and author, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts (Requiem). Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation (1844). He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works; as a conductor, he per ...more
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