“Berlioz the person-composer-writer is the sensitive child of his century and a most passionate voice of his time.” —The Opera Quarterly
“Berlioz could hardly have been better served than by the translator of this English edition . . . It is an invaluable and long-overdue addition to the Berlioz literature in English. Elisabeth Csicsery-Rónay has given us an A travers chants for the millennium.” —Music and Letters
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) was equally prominent as composer and music critic. A Travers Chants is the collection of writings he himself selected from his thirty-odd years of musical journalism. This new translation, phrased in lively, idiomatic English and annotated for the twentieth-century reader, is illustrated with lithographs and drawings from Berlioz’s lifetime.