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

By Robert Ignatius Letellier

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) was once an excellent 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 cognizance to all facets of presentation and construction, all of which set new criteria in Romantic opera and dramaturgy. This publication consists of ahead the method of rediscovery and reassessment of Meyerbeer?s paintings ?including not only his well-known French operas, but additionally 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 degree presentation in 1810 to his nice posthumous accolade in 1865, a few 24 works mark the unfolding of this lifestyles lived for dramatic track. The popularity of the recognized 4 grand operas may possibly live to tell the tale within the public realization, however the different works stay principally unknown. This booklet offers an approachable creation to them. The works were divided into their common forms for fast reference and important organization, and put in the context of the composer?s lifestyles and creative improvement. each one part unfolds a short background 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 background. Robert Letellier examines every one paintings from a dramaturgical view aspect, together with the essential?often challenging?philosophical and historic parts within the situations, and the way those innovations have been translated musically onto the level. a sequence of pictures and level iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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