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By Robert Ignatius Letellier

ISBN-10: 1138257648

ISBN-13: 9781138257641

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) used to be an exceptional 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 realization to all elements of presentation and creation, all of which set new criteria in Romantic opera and dramaturgy. This booklet includes ahead the method of rediscovery and reassessment of Meyerbeer?s paintings ?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 degree presentation in 1810 to his nice posthumous accolade in 1865, a few 24 works mark the unfolding of this existence lived for dramatic track. The acceptance of the well-known 4 grand operas may perhaps continue to exist within the public realization, however the different works stay mostly unknown. This e-book presents an approachable creation to them. The works were divided into their standard kinds for fast reference and invaluable organization, and put in the context of the composer?s lifestyles and creative improvement. every one part unfolds a short heritage 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 heritage. Robert Letellier examines every one paintings from a dramaturgical view element, together with the essential?often challenging?philosophical and old parts within the eventualities, and the way those techniques have been translated musically onto the level. a chain of pics and level iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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