- Tapa dura: 224 páginas
- Editor: Cambridge University Press (19 de noviembre de 1998)
- Colección: Musical Lives
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0521480914
- ISBN-13: 978-0521480918
Detalles del producto
Bloom splits Berlioz's life into three main sections, divided by the French Revolutions of 1830 and 1848. Each subdivision deals with certain relevant issues in somewhat chronological order.
Containing no musical examples, this book would be inappropriate for a crash course in the music of Berlioz; rather, knowledge of this music first would be helpful, for Bloom's work provides detailed and interesting context for much of Berlioz's music. This knowledge is not at all necessary however, as the more technical and theoretical passages in the book are brief and presented in a way that is easy to grasp.
I enjoyed this short introduction into Berlioz's life, and if you are interested in original, genuine scholarship and interesting, insightful prose you will as well.