Le ballet des ombres, H 37 (Berlioz, Hector)



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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Translator Emma Klingenfeld (1846–1935), German text
Percy Pinkerton (1855–1946), English text
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie VII, Band 16
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1900–07. Plate H.B. 55.
Misc. Notes Only the English translation is possibly under copyright in the EU.
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General Information

Work Title Le ballet des ombres
Alternative. Title Ronde nocturne
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. “Œuvre 2” (withdrawn), H 37
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHB 3
Key C minor
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1829
First Publication. 1829
Librettist Albert Du Boys (1804–89), after Johann Gottfried Herder (1744–1803)
Language French
Dedication Chrétien Urhan (1790–1845)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation STTB voices divisi, piano

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Publication History

  • Paris: 1829 (as Œuvre 2, subsequently withdrawn)
  • Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d. (1904), as part of Hector Berlioz Werke (1900–07), Serie VII, Band XVI, edited by Charles Malherbe and Felix Weingartner
  • Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1996, BA 5454, as part of New Berlioz Edition (1967–2005), Volume 14, edited by Ian Rumbold