HUGH MACDONALD looks at Hector Berlioz's lifelong admiration for
Vergil's Aeneid, a story that the composer endowed with
unequalled grandeur in Les Troyens.
n January 1858, just before Berlioz completed work on Les
Troyens, he gave a private reading of The Aeneid to
Richard Wagner, who was then on a visit to Paris. Wagner was
appalled by what he heard...
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