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Les éléments autobiographiques dans "La Damnation de Faust" d'Hector Berlioz

Abstract : Hector Berlioz's Damnation of Faust cannot be classified among the usual musical genres. Halfway between the piece of concert and the opera, it is not only inspired by Goethe's Faust (translated by Nerval), but apparently also, by the composer's life. This thesis describes the composition process and highlights the autobiographical elements. These were divided into two categories. The first category investigates the supposedly autobiographical elements, namely the anecdotes of Berlioz's memoirs and correspondence consistent with the synopsis of the Damnation, the analogy of some genuine persons with those of the libretto and finally, the musical and literary influences the composer may have received. The second category regroups the proven autobiographical elements, including the reuse of some of his early compositions, the application of the precepts of the treaty and their integration into La Damnation.
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Geoffrey Jubault. Les éléments autobiographiques dans "La Damnation de Faust" d'Hector Berlioz. Musique, musicologie et arts de la scène. Université Nancy 2, 2011. Français. ⟨NNT : 2011NAN21032⟩. ⟨tel-01749131⟩



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