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

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 remedy of shape, his improvement of scenic complexes and larger plasticity of constitution and melody, his dynamic use of the orchestra, and shut cognizance to all facets of presentation and construction, 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 additionally his German and Italian ones?placing them within the context of his complete dramatic oeuvre, together with his ballets, oratorios, cantatas and incidental tune. 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 attractiveness of the well-known 4 grand operas could continue to exist within the public awareness, however the different works stay mostly unknown. This booklet offers an approachable advent to them. The works were divided into their well-known forms for speedy reference and priceless organization, and positioned in the context of the composer?s lifestyles and inventive improvement. every one part unfolds a quick background 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 every one paintings from a dramaturgical view aspect, together with the essential?often challenging?philosophical and old parts within the situations, and the way those thoughts have been translated musically onto the degree. a chain of pictures and degree iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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