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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 elements of presentation and construction, all of which set new criteria in Romantic opera and dramaturgy. This booklet consists of ahead the method of rediscovery and reassessment of Meyerbeer?s artwork ?including not only his recognized 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 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 song. The acceptance of the well-known 4 grand operas may perhaps survive within the public recognition, however the different works stay mostly unknown. This e-book offers an approachable creation to them. The works were divided into their favourite forms for speedy reference and worthy organization, and put in the context of the composer?s lifestyles and inventive improvement. every one part unfolds a quick historical past 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 historical past. Robert Letellier examines each one paintings from a dramaturgical view aspect, together with the essential?often challenging?philosophical and historic components within the situations, and the way those thoughts have been translated musically onto the level. a chain of pix and degree iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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