Italianisierte Formen in 'Les Troyens'

Translated title of the contribution: Italianate forms in 'Les Troyens'

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A foundational article by Harold Powers is entitled '"La solita forma" and "the uses of convention"' (Acta musicologica 59/1, 1987), and provides here the method of examining the way that Berlioz adapted Italian conventions in many different ways in 'Les Troyens'. The degree of consciousness with which these procedures may have been adopted is the concern of the first part of this article, which considers Berlioz's knowledge of some of Verdi's works, and the experience of failure that Berlioz had encountered in Paris and London with 'Benvenuto Cellini'.
Translated title of the contributionItalianate forms in 'Les Troyens'
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationBerlioz' 'Troyens' und Halévys 'Juive' im Spiegel der Grand Opéra
Place of PublicationStuttgart
PublisherFranz Steiner Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-3-515-09859-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventPublic symposium on Berlioz's 'Les Troyens' - Staatsoper Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 3 Nov 2007 → …


OtherPublic symposium on Berlioz's 'Les Troyens'
Period3/11/07 → …


  • Berlioz, Les Troyens, Verdi, Grand Opera

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