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By Robert Ignatius Letellier

ISBN-10: 1138257648

ISBN-13: 9781138257641

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) was once a superb musical dramatist in his personal correct. the celebrity of his operas rests on his radical therapy of shape, his improvement of scenic complexes and larger plasticity of constitution and melody, his dynamic use of the orchestra, and shut awareness to all points of presentation and creation, all of which set new criteria in Romantic opera and dramaturgy. This e-book incorporates ahead the method of rediscovery and reassessment of Meyerbeer?s paintings ?including not only his well-known French operas, but additionally his German and Italian ones?placing them within the context of his complete dramatic oeuvre, together with his ballets, oratorios, cantatas and incidental song. From Meyerbeer?s first degree presentation in 1810 to his nice posthumous accolade in 1865, a few 24 works mark the unfolding of this existence lived for dramatic tune. The acceptance of the well-known 4 grand operas might live to tell the tale within the public awareness, however the different works stay principally unknown. This ebook presents an approachable advent to them. The works were divided into their favourite forms for fast reference and worthy organization, and put in the context of the composer?s lifestyles and creative improvement. every one part unfolds a quick historical past of the work?s origins, an account of the plot, a serious survey of a few of its musical features, and a list of its functionality historical past. Robert Letellier examines each one paintings from a dramaturgical view element, together with the essential?often challenging?philosophical and ancient components within the situations, and the way those options have been translated musically onto the degree. a chain of snap shots and degree iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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