Category Archives: 1837 blog

Berlioz’s Plot to Assassinate Pleyel

Early in 1831, just after Berlioz won the Prix de Rome and began his two years of study at the … Continue reading

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Matthew B. Tepper’s Berlioz Requiem Page

Hector Berlioz finished two of his most important compositions in 1837, one of them his immense and powerful Requiem. I … Continue reading

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Princess Christina Belgiojoso

It was Princess Christina Belgiojoso who hosted the Liszt vs. Thalberg duel and commissioned the Hexaméron Variations in 1837, all … Continue reading

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So Much Opera in 1837!

I'm very nearly ready to begin releasing the series of ten podcasts on 1837, which are up next. It's striking … Continue reading

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