9781107404687

Form, Program, and Metaphor in the Music of Berlioz

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    9781107404687

  • ISBN10:

    1107404681

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-02-22
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

This book was first published in 2009. Few aspects of Berlioz's style are more idiosyncratic than his handling of musical form. This book, the first devoted solely to the topic, explores how his formal strategies are related to the poetic and dramatic sentiments that were his very reason for being. Rodgers draws upon Berlioz's ideas about musical representation and on the ideas that would have influenced him, arguing that the relationship between musical and extra-musical narrative in Berlioz's music is best construed as metaphorical rather than literal - 'intimate' but 'indirect' in Berlioz's words. Focusing on a type of varied-repetitive form that Berlioz used to evoke poetic ideas such as mania, obsession, and meditation, the book shows how, far from disregarding form when pushing the limits of musical evocation, Berlioz harnessed its powers to convey these ideas even more vividly.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preliminary examples and recent theories
Form as metaphor
Mixing genres, mixing forms: sonata and song in Le Carnaval romain
The vague des passions, monomania, and the first movement of the Symphonie fantastique
Love's emergence and fulfillment: the Scène d'amour from Roméo et Juliette
Epilogue
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