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

By Robert Ignatius Letellier

ISBN-10: 0754660397

ISBN-13: 9780754660392

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) used to be a very good musical dramatist in his personal correct. the celebrity of his operas rests on his radical remedy 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 elements of presentation and creation, all of which set new criteria in Romantic opera and dramaturgy. This ebook 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 tune. 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 track. The attractiveness of the well-known 4 grand operas could live to tell the tale within the public realization, however the different works stay mostly unknown. This ebook presents an approachable creation to them. The works were divided into their typical kinds for fast reference and invaluable organization, and positioned in the context of the composer?s existence and inventive improvement. each 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 list of its functionality heritage. 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 suggestions have been translated musically onto the level. a sequence of pix and level iconography help in bringing the works to life.

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