Hector Berlioz

French Romantic composer, 1803-1869

"Berlioz is best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts (Requiem). He made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works, and conducted several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and many others. Berlioz was considered extremely progressive for his day, and he, Wagner, and Liszt have been called the ""Great Trinity of Progress"" of 19th-cent. Romanticism."

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Berlioz, Hector

Komponist (1830–1869). Autograph letter signed („H. Berlioz“). O. O. u. D. 1 S. 24mo.
$ 1,294 / 1.200 € (16380)

To his publisher Leon Escudier with the address of Monsieur Delaroche - „Je ne sais pas le No mais c’est en bas de la colinne“ – and the comment, that he should ask for further details there. – Browned and stained; small tear on upper edge.

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Berlioz, Hector

Komponist (1803–1869). Autograph letter signed („H. Berlioz“). O. O. u. D.(„Dimanche“). 1 S. Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eigenh. Adresse.
$ 4,853 / 4.500 € (24990)

To his friend Edouard Alexandre (1824–1888), an organ manufacturer, on moving his piano: „En vous écrivant ce matin j’ai oublié de vous prier de m’envoyer vos porteurs pour enlever mon piano – Nous déménageons. S’ils ne peuvent pas venir demain lundi, envoyez les après demain. Vous obligerez encore votre tout dévoué [...]“.

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Berlioz, Hector

Komponist (1803-1869). Autograph letter signed. O. O. u. D. 1 S. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt mit Adresse am Gegenblatt verso (Faltbrief). Kl.-8vo.
$ 2,157 / 2.000 € (935198/BN935198)

To his friend, the Hungarian born pianist Stephen Heller (1814-88): "Mon cher Heller / J'ai cherché dans toute la rue de Laval sans pouvoir trouver M. de Vesma [?] qui a eu la bonté de m'écrire ce matin et que je voudrais bien voir avant son déport pour la campagne. Savez vous son adresse numérotée?"

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Berlioz, Hector

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The first six bars from his "Symphonie fantastique".