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An Introduction to the Dramatic Works of Giacomo Meyerbeer: Operas, Ballets, Cantatas, Plays
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Robert Ignatius Letellier
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) was a great musical dramatist in his own right. The fame of his operas rests on his radical treatment of form, his development of scenic complexes and greater plasticity of structure and melody, his dynamic use of the orchestra, and close attention to all aspects of presentation
Giacomo Meyerbeer
Language: en
Pages: 315
Authors: Jennifer Jackson
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-25 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791–1864) was the most successful composer of grand operas in nineteenth-century Paris, whose music continued to be frequently performed worldwide into the following century. Today, recent scholars acknowledge his stature but his operas have become stage rarities. There is normally a gap on shelves in libraries and bookshops
Meyerbeer’s Le Prophète
Language: en
Pages: 437
Authors: Robert Ignatius Letellier
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-29 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

For a period of close to half a century, French grand opéra, as exemplified by the works of Giacomo Meyerbeer and his school, was the preferred form of music for the theatre in most of the civilized world. During the July Monarchy, French grand operas, with their plots drawn from
Giacomo Meyerbeer
Language: en
Pages: 732
Authors: Robert Ignatius Letellier
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-31 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Giacomo Meyerbeer was once one of the most famous of all opera composers, enjoying into the twentieth century the same universal admiration and performance as a composer like Puccini does today. Through a series of adverse factors, his reputation was seriously damaged with the resurgence of nationalism and the growing
Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Robert Ignatius Letellier
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-17 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Robert le Diable by Giacomo Meyerbeer is regarded as a musical milestone, a definitive statement in the 19th-century development of French grand opéra from the tragédie lyrique of Lully, Rameau, Gluck and Spontini. The libretto by Eugène Scribe and Germain Delavigne was derived from the medieval legend of “Robert the