Berlioz's "Harold en Italie"
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This paper discusses the program aspects of "Harold en Italie" by Hector Berlioz, classified as a four-movement orchestral composition with the addition of a solo viola. The paper explains that this work is also cited as having "the hint of a program" as its titles align "with the nineteenth-century genre of the picturesque symphony" (Bloom, 2000, p. 49), aligning it as well with the Italian Symphony of Mendelssohn, written about the same time.
From the Paper:"In the nineteenth century, the shape of music began to change with the rise of the Romantics. The Classical era marked by Mozart had been a shift from the Baroque era of Bach, and the Romantic era involved another change in terms of degrees of freedom, ideas about form and performance, and new methods of producing different types of music. The symphony was also continuing to develop, with some composers addressing the symphony in terms of program music, expressing ideas that could be stated verbally in music that carried themes and ideas in melodies and other musical features. Hector Berlioz was one of the composers offering a new sense of the programmatic. One of the works representing the unique contribution of..."
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