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"An Introduction to the Dramatic Works of Giacomo Meyerbeer: - download pdf or read online

By Robert Ignatius Letellier

ISBN-10: 1138257648

ISBN-13: 9781138257641

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) was once 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 consciousness to all elements of presentation and creation, 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 in addition 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 level 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 recognition of the well-known 4 grand operas might survive within the public recognition, however the different works stay mostly unknown. This ebook offers an approachable creation to them. The works were divided into their typical forms for fast reference and useful organization, and positioned in the context of the composer?s existence and inventive 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 checklist of its functionality historical past. Robert Letellier examines each one paintings from a dramaturgical view aspect, together with the essential?often challenging?philosophical and old components within the situations, and the way those recommendations have been translated musically onto the level. a sequence of snap shots and level iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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