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

By Robert Ignatius Letellier

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) used to be an outstanding 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 recognition to all points of presentation and construction, all of which set new criteria in Romantic opera and dramaturgy. This e-book contains 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 song. 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 acceptance of the recognized 4 grand operas could live to tell the tale within the public awareness, however the different works stay principally unknown. This booklet offers an approachable creation to them. The works were divided into their widely used varieties for fast reference and necessary 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 list of its functionality historical past. Robert Letellier examines each one paintings from a dramaturgical view aspect, together with the essential?often challenging?philosophical and ancient components within the situations, and the way those ideas have been translated musically onto the level. a chain of pix and level iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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