The Hector Berlioz - The Master Of Modern Orchestration

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Grand Treatise On Modern Orchestration20000723

An examination of the contributions made by Hector Berlioz to the art of orchestration.

Berlioz challenged the possibilities of writing for the modern orchestra in a succession of masterpieces and summarised his thoughts in his `Grand Treatise on Modern Orchestration'.

With contributions from conductors Colin Davis and Roger Norrington, musicologists Yves Gerard and Hugh Macdonald, music librarian Catherine Massip and biographer David Cairns.

With readings from Berlioz's writings by Michael McClain.