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La Damnation de Faust: Dramatic Legend in Full Score

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Several of the most gifted composers of the 19th century created major works based on Goethe's Faust, and Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust is widely considered the greatest of them all. Scored for three solo singers, chorus, and orchestra, it displays all the qualities that make Berlioz so popular with audiences, conductors, and performers alike: brilliant and innovative or ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published June 10th 2004 by Dover Publications (first published 1981)
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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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