Hector Berlioz: Fantastique romantic

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Berlioz once said that his life was a romance that fascinated him, and life and art have never been so intertwined as they were with him. This course will explore Berlioz's music and life in his own words, exploring his literary and visual influences, along with the impact he had on other musicians, writers and artists.

Berlioz was much more than a composer. His whole life was a masterpiece, which he commemorated in one of the best memoirs of any creative figure. His dual command of music and language made him the archetypal Romantic: all-embracing, multi-faceted and innovative. He once said that his life was a romance that fascinated him, and life and art have never been so inter-twined as they were with him. This course will explore his music and life in his own words, exploring his literary and visual influences, along with the impact he had on other musicians, writers and artists.

Course Programme

Friday 1 June 2012

Please plan to arrive between 4:30 and 6:30. You can meet other course members in the bar which opens at 6:15. Tea and Coffee making facilities are available in the study bedrooms.

19:15 Dinner
20:30 Influences, Early Years and Student Life
22:00 Terrace bar open for informal discussion

Saturday 2 June 2012

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Symphonie fantastique
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Hector in Italy
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Free
16:00 Tea
16:30 Berlioz in Paris
19:15 Dinner
20:30 Berlioz at the Opera
22:00 Terrace bar open for informal discussion

Sunday 3 June 2012

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Requiem
10:30 Coffee
11:00 The Damnation of Berlioz
13:00 Lunch

The course will disperse after lunch

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Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
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Course details

Start date

1 June 2012 (19:15)

End date

3 June 2012 (14:00)

Course code

1112NRX122

Duration

1 weekend

Venue

Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall, Madingley
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom
CB23 8AQ

Accommodation fees

Single room: £110
Double/Twin room (per person, 2 people sharing): £90

Qualifications / Credits

Non-accredited

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