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By Robert Ignatius Letellier

ISBN-10: 1138257648

ISBN-13: 9781138257641

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) was once an excellent 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 features of presentation and creation, all of which set new criteria in Romantic opera and dramaturgy. This e-book contains ahead the method of rediscovery and reassessment of Meyerbeer?s artwork ?including not only his recognized French operas, but in addition his German and Italian ones?placing them within the context of his whole dramatic oeuvre, together with his ballets, oratorios, cantatas and incidental track. From Meyerbeer?s first level presentation in 1810 to his nice posthumous accolade in 1865, a few 24 works mark the unfolding of this existence lived for dramatic song. The popularity of the recognized 4 grand operas may possibly live to tell the tale within the public realization, however the different works stay principally unknown. This e-book presents an approachable creation to them. The works were divided into their frequent varieties for fast reference and valuable organization, and put in the context of the composer?s lifestyles and inventive improvement. each one part unfolds a quick historical past of the work?s origins, an account of the plot, a severe survey of a few of its musical features, and a list of its functionality historical past. Robert Letellier examines every one paintings from a dramaturgical view aspect, together with the essential?often challenging?philosophical and ancient components within the eventualities, and the way those suggestions have been translated musically onto the degree. a chain of pictures and level iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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