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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 therapy of shape, his improvement of scenic complexes and bigger plasticity of constitution and melody, his dynamic use of the orchestra, and shut recognition to all features of presentation and construction, all of which set new criteria in Romantic opera and dramaturgy. This booklet incorporates 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 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 song. The attractiveness of the recognized 4 grand operas may survive within the public cognizance, however the different works stay mostly unknown. This e-book offers an approachable creation to them. The works were divided into their accepted varieties for speedy reference and priceless organization, and positioned in the context of the composer?s existence and creative improvement. each one part unfolds a quick background 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 historical past. Robert Letellier examines each one paintings from a dramaturgical view aspect, together with the essential?often challenging?philosophical and ancient parts within the eventualities, and the way those ideas have been translated musically onto the level. a chain of photographs and level iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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