Hardcover - 648 pages Vol 1 (March 6, 2000) Amazon Review The New York Times Book Review, David Coward
[Cairns] tells the story with sober elegance and uncommon sympathy. He is a marvelous guide to the musical life and aesthetic arguments of 19th-century Europe and shows Berlioz as a man of his times. Roger Norrington, Independent
"This biography is kindled by sympathy and enthusiasm for its subject, and is written with a lifelong professional experience of Berlioz behind it. It is also beautifully and interestingly written. The chapters flow together like Berlioz's own harmonic changes, and with equal resonance."
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