Major Berlioz find in Paris

Major Berlioz find in Paris


norman lebrecht

March 03, 2016

The Bibliothèque nationale has announced the acquisition of a long-lost voice-and-piano manuscript of Hector Berlioz’s massive opera, Les Troyens.

The score had not been seen for more than a century.

It turned up when a private individual offered it to Sotheby’s and the auction house called Paris. The BNF has the world’s largest Berlioz collection.

berlioz ms


  • a colleague says:

    The scores have been acquired by Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and with the help of a major French financial institution…