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By Francesca Brittan

The centrality of myth to French literary tradition has lengthy been accredited by way of critics, however the sonorous dimensions of the mode and its wider implications for musical creation have long past mostly unexplored. during this booklet, Francesca Brittan invitations us to hear myth, attending either to literary descriptions of sound in otherworldly narratives, and to the wave of 'fantastique' musical works released in France throughout the center a long time of the 19th century, together with Berlioz's 1830 Symphonie fantastique, and items via Liszt, Adam, Meyerbeer, and others. Following the musico-literary aesthetics of E. T. A. Hoffmann, they allowed waking and dreaming, fact and unreality to converge, yoking fairy sound to insect tune, demonic noise to colonial 'babbling', and divine tune to the traces of water and wind. awesome soundworlds disrupted France's local culture of marvellous phantasm, exchanging it with a paranormal materialism inextricable from republican activism, theological heterodoxy, and the appearance of 'radical' romanticism.

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