Lélio, ou le retour à la vie, H 55 (Berlioz, Hector)

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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie V, Band 13
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1900–07. Plate H.B. 31.
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Misc. Notes With Quartetto e Coro dei Maggi, H.59 ms. also? for H55A or H55B?
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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Language French / German / English
Translator Peter Cornelius (1824–1874), German text
(English translator unknown)
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie V, Band 13
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1900–07. Plate H.B. 31.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.
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Work Title Lélio
Alternative. Title Le retour à la vie ; Monodrame lyrique
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H 55 (A/B) ; Œuvre 14bis
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sections
  1. Le pêcheur - Ballade
  2. Chœur des ombres
  3. Chanson de brigands
  4. Chant de bonheur
  5. La harpe éolienne - souvenirs
  6. Fantaisie sur la Tempête de Shakespeare
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1831 (H55a), revised 1855 (H55b)
First Performance. 1832-12-09 in Paris, Grande Salle du Conservatoire de Musique
François Antoine Habeneck (conductor)

1855-2-21 in Weimar

Composer conducting (German translation)
First Publication. 1834 (vocal score, No.3 only); 1855-57 (full score, parts, vocal score)
Librettist Composer ; Albert Du Boys (1804–1889)
Language French
Dedication Louis Berlioz (Hector’s son, 1834–1867)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 50 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Narrator, Tenor, Baritone soli, Mixed Chorus, Orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd also English horn), 2 clarinets, 4 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, ophecleide
timpani, percussion, harp, piano (2 and 4 hand), strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Libretto at Berlioz Website
On-line score (Scorch format) of an excerpt at Berlioz website
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Compositions and Literary Works by Hector Berlioz
Operas

Les francs-juges, H 23 · Benvenuto Cellini, H 76 · Les Troyens, H 133 · Béatrice et Bénédict, H 138

Symphonies

Symphonie fantastique, H 48 · Harold en Italie, H 68 · Roméo et Juliette, H 79 · Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale, H 80

Concert Overtures

Grande ouverture de Waverley, H 26 · Grande ouverture du Roi Lear, H 53 · Intrata di Rob-Roy MacGregor, H 54 · Le carnaval romain, H 95 · Le Corsaire, H 101

Liturgical works

Messe solennelle, H 20 · Grande messe des morts, H 75 · Te Deum, H 118

Other choral works

Lélio, ou le retour à la vie, H 55 · La damnation de Faust, H 111 · Tristia, H 119 · Vox populi, H 120 · L’enfance du Christ, H 130

Songs and cantatas

Herminie, H 29 · Cléopâtre, H 36 · Irlande, H 38 · Les nuits d’été, H 81 · Feuillets d’album, H 121 · Fleurs des landes, H 124

Writings

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