New PDF release: "An Introduction to the Dramatic Works of Giacomo Meyerbeer:

By Robert Ignatius Letellier

ISBN-10: 1138257648

ISBN-13: 9781138257641

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) used to be a superb musical dramatist in his personal correct. the celebrity of his operas rests on his radical therapy 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 facets of presentation and creation, 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 paintings ?including not only his recognized 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 degree presentation in 1810 to his nice posthumous accolade in 1865, a few 24 works mark the unfolding of this existence lived for dramatic tune. The acceptance of the well-known 4 grand operas may perhaps continue to exist within the public recognition, however the different works stay mostly unknown. This ebook offers an approachable advent to them. The works were divided into their known varieties for fast reference and useful organization, and positioned in the context of the composer?s lifestyles and inventive improvement. each one part unfolds a short background 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 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 innovations have been translated musically onto the degree. a sequence of pics and level iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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