BERLIOZ, Hector (1803-1869). French composer.
Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Krug, choirmaster of the ducal chapel in Carlsruhe, 3 pages 8vo with envlope (lacking stamp), Baden Baden, Monday, 9 August 1857. Asking for Krug's help with rehearsals for the choir and orchestra in the absence of Herr Strauss, giving details of the composition of the orchestra, and regretting that he cannot send the full score of Romeo and Juliet.
Berlioz's symphony Romeo and Juliet, composed in 1839 is one of his most original works. Berlioz's full title for the work is 'Dramatic symphony with chorus, vocal solos, and a prologue in choral recitative, composed after Shakespeare's tragedy'.
'... Veuillez me répondre sur tout cela. Le programme de ce concert est très difficile, et nous devons en etudier avec le plus grand soin certaines parties. ...'
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