Hector Berlioz :: Lélio, ou Le retour â la vie, op.14b (The Return to Life)


 

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Berlioz, Hector
1803-1869
(b La Cote-Saint-Andre, Isere, 11 Dec 1803; d Paris, 8 March 1869). French
Lélio, ou Le retour â la vie, op.14b (The Return to Life)
<1831–1832>
speaker invisible chorus & solos TTB
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Part II of Épisode de la vie d'un artiste (Episode in the Life of an Artist): continuation and ending of the Symphonie fantastique. Duration with spoken text, 53'; duration of music only, 35'.
Bärenreiter ed. Peter Bloom.
Breitkopf parts (and consequently Kalmus reprint) lack the brief (16-bar) appearance of the 1st violins in the first movement.

Source of text: 1st mvt, A. Duboys, after Goethe; remainder Berlioz. Last mvt (Fantasie sur la tempête de Shakespeare) in Italian. Singable English translation by Hugh Macdonald. Language: French
I. Le Pêcheur [The Fisherman]
II. Choeur d'ombres [Chorus of Shades]
III. Chansons de brigands [Brigands' Song]
IV. Chant de bonheur [Song of Happiness]
V. La Harpe éolienne - Souvenirs [The Aeolian Harp —
Memories]
VI. Fantaisie sur la tempête de Shakespeare[Fantasy on
The Tempest]








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Contents—1. Le pêcheur (The Fisherman); 2. Choeur d'ombres (Chorus of Shades); 3. Chanson de brigands (Brigands' Song); 4. Chant de bonheur (Song of Happiness); 5. La harpe éolienne (The Aeolian Harp); 6. Fantaisie sur La tempête de Shakespeare (Fantasy on Shakespeare's Tempest)