"An Introduction to the Dramatic Works of Giacomo Meyerbeer: by Robert Ignatius Letellier PDF

By Robert Ignatius Letellier

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) was once an exceptional musical dramatist in his personal correct. the celebrity of his operas rests on his radical remedy of shape, his improvement of scenic complexes and bigger plasticity of constitution and melody, his dynamic use of the orchestra, and shut awareness to all facets of presentation and creation, all of which set new criteria in Romantic opera and dramaturgy. This ebook 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 complete 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 existence lived for dramatic song. The acceptance of the well-known 4 grand operas could continue to exist within the public awareness, however the different works stay principally unknown. This ebook offers an approachable advent to them. The works were divided into their familiar varieties for speedy reference and important organization, and put in the context of the composer?s existence and creative improvement. every 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 checklist of its functionality historical past. Robert Letellier examines each one paintings from a dramaturgical view element, together with the essential?often challenging?philosophical and historic parts within the situations, and the way those thoughts have been translated musically onto the degree. a chain of photos and level iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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