La captive, H 60 (Berlioz, Hector)



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Daphnis (2010/2/10)

Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Translator Peter Cornelius (1824–74), German text
John Bernhoff (ca.1850–ca.1930), English text
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie VI, Band 15
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1900–07. Plate H.B. 47.
Misc. Notes Orchestral version here is described by Holoman as H 60F. See below.
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PMLP59001-Berlioz - La Captive, Op. 12 (orch. score).pdf

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Editor Ian Kemp (1931*)
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz: New Edition of the Complete Works, vol.13
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1975. Plate BA 5453 (issued 1975)
This “urtext” or “scholarly” (scientific) edition was published at least 25 years ago in Germany and thus is public domain in its country of origin. Such editions are also public domain in Canada because they fail to meet the minimum ‘threshold of originality’ to qualify for copyright as an ‘adaptation’. It may not be public domain elsewhere, however. More information about this can be found here.
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Massenetique (2011/12/17)

Arranger Stephen Heller (1813-1888), piano reduction
Publisher. Info. Collection de 32 mélodies pour une ou plusieurs voix et choeur par Hector Berlioz.
Paris: S. Richault, n.d.[1863]. Plate R.13682.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: S. Richault, n.d.(ca.1872). Plate 15725.R.
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Editor Philip Legge (1972*)
Publisher. Info. Choral Public Domain Library, 2002
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General Information

Work Title La captive
Alternative. Title Orientale
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Œuvre 12, H 60 (6 versions), H65F (Heller trans. of orchestral version)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 verses
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1831–32
First Performance. 1832-12-30 in Paris, Conservatoire. (version C)
1834-11-23 in Paris, Conservatoire. (version D)
1848-06-29 in London. Pauline Viardot, contralto (version E)
First Publication. 1833 (version C)
1849 (versions E, F full score)
Librettist Victor Hugo (1802–1885)
Language French
Dedication à Mlle Louise Vernet
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation A,B voice, piano
C voice, violoncello, piano
D voice, orch (lost)
E,F voice (mezzo-soprano or contralto), 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, timpani, bass drum, cymbal, strings, 2nd str orch ad libitum
Version E (E major) and F (D major) are identical except for changes owing to the different key.
External Links Libretto (Berlioz website)

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Publication History

  • Paris: 1833, as Œuvre 12 (version C)
  • Paris: 1849 (full score, versions E, F)
  • Paris: 1863, piano-vocal reduction of version F included in Collection de 32 Mélodies: no. 18
  • Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d., as part of Hector Berlioz Werke (1900–07), Serie VI: Band XV (1903) and Serie VII: Band XVII (1904), edited by Charles Malherbe and Felix Weingartner
  • Kassel: Bärenreiter, as part of New Berlioz Edition (1967–2005)
    BA 5453, Volume 13 (1975), edited by Ian Kemp
    BA 5455, Volume 15 (2005), edited by Ian Rumbold