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

By Robert Ignatius Letellier

ISBN-10: 0754660397

ISBN-13: 9780754660392

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) used to be a superb 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 consciousness to all points of presentation and construction, all of which set new criteria in Romantic opera and dramaturgy. This e-book incorporates ahead the method of rediscovery and reassessment of Meyerbeer?s paintings ?including not only his recognized 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 track. From Meyerbeer?s first degree 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 popularity of the well-known 4 grand operas may possibly continue to exist within the public awareness, however the different works stay principally unknown. This publication presents an approachable advent to them. The works were divided into their known varieties for speedy reference and invaluable organization, and put in the context of the composer?s existence and inventive improvement. every one part unfolds a short historical past 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 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 innovations have been translated musically onto the degree. a sequence of photographs and degree iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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