Les grotesques de la musique

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Author: Hector Berlioz
Published: 1859
Language: French
Wordcount: 71,260 / 246 pg
LoC Category: ML
Downloads: 504
Added to site: 2011.11.18
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Genre: Music

Best known as a conductor, Hector Berlioz was also a writer and wrote for many different journals.

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pas un musicien ne peut entendre citer sans rire. C'est convenu, chacun a le droit de parler et d'écrire sur la musique; c'est un art banal et fait pour tout le monde; la phrase est consacrée. Pourtant, entre nous, cet aphorisme pourrait bien être l'expression d'un préjugé. Si l'art musical est à la fois un art et une science; si, pour le posséder à fond, il faut des études complexes et assez longues; si, pour ressentir les émotions qu'il procure, il faut avoir l'esprit cultivé et le sens de l'ouïe exercé; si, pour juger de la valeur des oeuvres musicales, il faut posséder en outre une mémoire meublée, afin de pouvoir établir des comparaisons, connaître enfin beaucoup de choses qu'on ignore nécessairement quand on ne les a pas apprises; il est bien évident que les gens qui s'attribuent le droit de divaguer à propos de musique sans la savoir, et qui se garderai

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