By Robert Ignatius Letellier

ISBN-10: 1138257648

ISBN-13: 9781138257641

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) used to be a very good musical dramatist in his personal correct. the celebrity of his operas rests on his radical therapy of shape, his improvement of scenic complexes and bigger plasticity of constitution and melody, his dynamic use of the orchestra, and shut recognition to all elements of presentation and creation, all of which set new criteria in Romantic opera and dramaturgy. This publication incorporates ahead the method of rediscovery and reassessment of Meyerbeer?s artwork ?including not only his well-known 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 song. From Meyerbeer?s first level presentation in 1810 to his nice posthumous accolade in 1865, a few 24 works mark the unfolding of this lifestyles lived for dramatic tune. The recognition of the well-known 4 grand operas may continue to exist within the public awareness, however the different works stay principally unknown. This ebook presents an approachable creation to them. The works were divided into their everyday kinds for fast reference and precious organization, and positioned in the context of the composer?s existence and creative improvement. each one part unfolds a quick heritage of the work?s origins, an account of the plot, a serious survey of a few of its musical features, and a checklist of its functionality heritage. Robert Letellier examines each one paintings from a dramaturgical view element, together with the essential?often challenging?philosophical and old components within the situations, and the way those options have been translated musically onto the degree. a sequence of pictures and degree iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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