Rêverie et Caprice, Op.8, H 88 (Berlioz, Hector)

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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie II, Band 6
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1900–07. Plate H.B. 17.
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For Violin and Piano (Composer)

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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie II, Band 6
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Editor Henri Marteau (1874–1934)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Edition Steingräber, n.d., plate 2305
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General Information

Work Title Rêverie et Caprice
Alternative. Title Romance for violin and orchestra
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Œuvre 8 ; H 88
Key F minor – A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 (Adagio – Allegro vivace)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1841
First Performance. 1842-02-01 in Paris, Salle Vivienne
First Publication. 1841
Dedication mon ami Alexandre Artôt [or Joseph-Alexandre Montagney] (1815–1845)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 11 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo violin and orchestra (or piano)
violin – 1+picc,2,2,2 – 2,0,0,0 – str
External Links On-line score (Scorch format) at Berlioz website
Rêverie et Caprice - scores at Sheet Music Plus

Misc. Comments

Arranged from a cavatina withdrawn from the original revision of Benvenuto Cellini owing to the dislike of the prima donna.

Publication History

  • Paris: 1841, Richault, plate 6297.R., as Œuvre 8 (full score, orchestra parts, violin and piano arrangement)
  • Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. (1902), as part of Hector Berlioz Werke (1900–07), Serie III, Band VI, edited by Charles Malherbe and Felix Weingartner
  • Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2005, BA 5461, as part of New Berlioz Edition (1967–2005), Volume 21, edited by Hugh Macdonald
  • Vancouver: Edition Zeza, 2010, EZ-2153 (full score, XL score, set of parts)