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

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 bigger plasticity of constitution and melody, his dynamic use of the orchestra, and shut realization to all features of presentation and creation, all of which set new criteria in Romantic opera and dramaturgy. This publication 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 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 recognition of the well-known 4 grand operas may live to tell the tale within the public awareness, however the different works stay principally unknown. This ebook offers an approachable creation to them. The works were divided into their familiar kinds for fast reference and important organization, and positioned in the context of the composer?s lifestyles and creative improvement. each one part unfolds a quick heritage of the work?s origins, an account of the plot, a severe 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 aspect, together with the essential?often challenging?philosophical and historic components within the eventualities, and the way those recommendations have been translated musically onto the level. a chain of photos and level iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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