NEXT SOCIETY STUDY WEEKEND SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 26 & 27 2022

Members are informed that our next Society Weekend - the 19th - will take place on November 26 & 27, 2022. The subject of the meeting will be announced in January: the location as always will be The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT.

RATTLE & LSO TACKLE LE CORSAIRE OVERTURE, 9 MARCH 2022

The LSO and Sir Simon Rattle continue their exploration of Berlioz Overtures with a performance of Le Corsaire Overture (and works by Sibelius, Ravel & Bartok) at a concert at the Barbican, London on March 9, 2022 at 7pm.

Please click here for more details.

BBC SO & DE SOUZA PERFORM SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE AT BARBICAN, 1 APRIL 2022

The BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jordan De Souza is to perform Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique at the Barbican in London on Friday April 1 at 7.30pm (along with works by de Chizy and Vaughan Williams).

For tickets and more details please click here.

JOHN NELSON - LIVE RECORDING OF ROMÉO ET JULIETTE, 7, 8 & 10 JUNE 2022

Erato/Warner Classics have announced plans to resume their Berlioz cycle under John Nelson with recordings of the Dramatic Symphony Roméo et Juliette, to be made at three live concerts in Strasbourg in June 2022.   

The concerts will be given at the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès on 7, 8 and 10 June 2022. John Nelson will conduct the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Chœur de l’Opéra national du Rhin and Gulbenkian Choir, with: Joyce DiDonato, contralto; Cyrille Dubois, tenor; and Ildar Abdrazakov, bass.

For more information, including ticket details, please click here (for 7 and 8 June) and here (for 10 June).


THE MEMOIRS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIOBOOK

Please click on AUDIOBOOK - THE MEMOIRS OF BERLIOZ from the menu above.

"DISCOVERING BERLIOZ" BY DAVID CAIRNS OUT ON TOCCATA PRESS

"Discovering Berlioz - Essays, Reviews, Talks" - the new, 400-page book on Berlioz by Society President David Cairns is now out and available (price £39.50) on Toccata Press, London.

For further details please click here.


PETER BLOOM'S NEW ANNOTATIONS FOR BERLIOZ MÉMOIRES PUBLISHED

French publisher Vrin has announced the publication of U.S. Professor Emeritus Peter Bloom's fresh annotations to Berlioz's Mémoires, a major 900-page project supported in part by the Berlioz Society. A compendious work by a leading Berliozian scholar, casting fascinating new light on the Memoirs. In French.

MÉMOIRES D'HECTOR BERLIOZ DE 1803 À 1865, ET SES VOYAGES EN ITALIE, EN ALLEMAGNE, EN RUSSIE ET EN ANGLETERRE  ÉCRIT PAR LUI-MÊME

Price 49€ - For more information please click here.

CONCERT MONSTRE - PERFORMANCE FILMED

24 June 2019 saw five hundred artists on stage at the Philharmonie de Paris, performing the Funeral and Triumphal Symphony under the direction of François-Xavier Roth.

To watch, please click here.  Thanks to Jim Hart for sending the link.

ALASTAIR ABERDARE AND DAVID CAIRNS AWARDED MEDALS OF HONOUR BY LA CÔTE SAINT-ANDRÉ

At a ceremony in the Town Hall in early September during the Festival Berlioz 2017, Berlioz Society President David Cairns and Chairman Alastair Aberdare were presented with medals of honour by the Mayor of La Côte Saint-André, Joël Gullon.

Photograph below by kind permission of Festival Berlioz.

BERLIOZ LETTERS PUBLISHED BY ACTES SUD

The long-awaited ninth volume of the Correspondance générale - entitled "New Letters by Berlioz, his family and contemporaries" - has appeared - with some 300 hitherto unpublished letters - as a continuation of the initial eight volumes published by Flammarion under the editorial supervision of the late Pierre Citron. This latest volume is published by Actes Sud and the Palazzetto Bru Zane, with support from the Association nationale Hector Berlioz, the Musée Hector Berlioz, the Festival Berlioz, Smith College USA and the Fondation d'entreprise La Poste.

This collection is available in French only.

Nouvelles lettres de Berlioz, de sa famille, de ses contemporains
Peter Bloom, Joël-Marie Fauquet, Hugh J. Macdonald, Cécile Reynaud (Editors)

Published by Actes Sud / Palazzetto Bru Zane, 792 pages, price 30 € (available from Musée Hector Berlioz - price includes postage and packing).

 

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