Tag Archives: Hector Berlioz

Berlioz 150

Now that the Hans Keller centenary is over, my lovely colleagues here at the UL were very concerned that I might be at a loose end. “I know,” they said “SW is a Berlioz fan isn’t she? We’ll ask her … Continue reading

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Berlioz and the Crystal Palace

It’s been something of a Summer of Berlioz this year what with the CUMS performance of the Te Deum in June, the Grande Messe des Morts at St. Paul’s (with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis) and at the Proms … Continue reading

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Italie! Italie! “Les Troyens” at the Royal Opera House

“For the last three years I have been tormented by the idea of a vast opera for which I would write both the words and the music… I am resisting the temptation of carrying out this project, and I hope … Continue reading

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Bygone concert venues 3: Hanover Square Rooms (II)

Our previous post on the Hanover Square Rooms left a packed house enjoying Haydn’s “military” symphony on 12th May 1794. Now we move to the new century and the second instalment which sees, amongst many others, the Concert of Ancient … Continue reading

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