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Blau, Edouard 1836-1906

Overview
Works: 664 works in 1,493 publications in 9 languages and 7,339 library holdings
Genres: Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Music  Operas  Manuscripts 
Roles: Librettist, Author, Other, Adapter, Performer, Creator, Contributor, Editor, Recipient, Bibliographic antecedent, lib, Lyricist
Classifications: ML410.M415, 782.12
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Most widely held works by Edouard Blau
Werther [A lyric drama in four acts and five tableaux ; libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann, after Goethe] by Jules Massenet( Recording )
181 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CT I. Wetzlar, near Frankfurt, 1780s. Though it is July, the widowed Bailiff teaches his younger children a Christmas carol in the garden of their house. Their progress is watched with amusement by two neighbors, Schmidt and Johann. They ask for Charlotte, the eldest daughter, who is engaged to Albert. In his absence, the Bailiff tells them, she will be escorted to the local ball that night by a young visiting poet, Werther, whom they find uncongenial. As the friends go off to supper and the Bailiff goes into the house, Werther arrives. He rhapsodizes on the beauty of the evening and watches unseen as Charlotte cuts bread and butter for the children's supper. When the party has left for the ball and the Bailiff has gone to join his friends at the tavern, Albert returns unexpectedly. Disappointed at not finding Charlotte, he promises her sister Sophie he will return in the morning. As the moon rises, Werther and Charlotte return. He has fallen in love with her, but his declaration is cut short when the Bailiff passes by, observing that Albert has returned. Despite his despair, Werther urges Charlotte not to break her promise to marry Albert. ACT II. Three months later, Charlotte and Albert, now married, walk contentedly across the town square on their way to church, followed by Werther. Albert tries to comfort the youth, and Sophie also attempts to cheer him up, but when Charlotte comes out of the church, he speaks of their first meeting; disturbed, she tells him he must leave Wetzlar until Christmas. Werther contemplates suicide, and when Sophie interrupts him, he rushes away. As Charlotte consoles the tearful girl, Albert realizes that Werther must be in love with his wife. ACT III. Alone at home on Christmas Eve, Charlotte rereads the dejected letters written to her by Werther. While she prays for strength, he suddenly appears. Charlotte tries to remain calm and asks him to read to her from his translation of Ossian. Werther chooses a passage where the poet foresees his own death, and when Charlotte begs him to stop, he realizes she returns his love. But she runs from his embrace with a final farewell, and Werther leaves, resolved to die. Albert enters, surprised to find Charlotte distraught, and when a message arrives from Werther asking to borrow Albert's pistols, her reaction convinces him of her love for Werther. He makes her give the pistols to the servant herself, but when Albert has gone she hurries off, praying she may reach Werther in time. ACT IV. Charlotte arrives at Werther's quarters to find him mortally wounded. She declares her love, and he begs forgiveness. As he dies, the voices of the children outside are heard singing their Christmas carol
Werther : an opera in four acts (after Goethe) by Jules Massenet( )
23 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther : drame lyrique en quatre actes et cinq tableaux d'après Goethe by Jules Massenet( )
94 editions published between 1892 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther by Burton D Fisher( Book )
30 editions published between 1893 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opernfilm nach Goethes Briefroman, in dem der Regisseur Petr Weigl die Handlung von Wetzlar nach Prag verlegte
Werther lyric drama in four acts by Jules Massenet( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and German and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The debut performance from Jonas Kaufmann as Goethe's love-lorn hero in Massenet's romantic opera. Kaufmann is supported by a cast including Sophie Koch and Ludovic Tézier
Le roi d'Ys : légende bretonne : opéra en 3 actes & 5 tableaus by Edouard Lalo( )
40 editions published between 1888 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Cid [(opera in 4 acts and 10 scenes) by Jules Massenet( Recording )
17 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Cid : opéra en quatre actes & dix tableaux by Jules Massenet( )
25 editions published between 1885 and 1926 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le roi d'Ys by Edouard Lalo( Recording )
13 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Roi d'Ys: Opéra en trois actes. Livret: Edouard Blau (Stanislas Viateur)
Werther by Jules Massenet( Recording )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in French and German and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
Werther by Jules Massenet( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in French and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann brings aching intensity and vocal charisma to the tortured title hero of Massenet's Goethe adaptation. Sophie Koch, in her Met debut, is an appealing and elegant Charlotte, the object of Werther's passionate affection that will lead to tragedy. Lisette Oropesa as Sophie, David Biẑić as Albert, and Jonathan Summers as Le Bailli co-star. Richard Eyre's atmospheric production is conducted by rising maestro Alain Altinoglu
Rédemption : poème symphonique by César Franck( )
25 editions published between 1873 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther drame lyrique en quatre actes by Jules Massenet( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther by Jules Massenet, based on Goethe's Die Leiden des Jungen Werther, is the story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
Werther : a performance guide : a word-by-word translation into English, transcription into the International Phonetic Alphabet, and annotated guide to Massenet's Werther by Edouard Blau( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in French and English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This a performance guide for Jules Massenet's opera Werther. It presents a word-by-word translation and IPA transcription of the French libretto and traces its development from Goethe's great novel. Anne Bessand-Massenet, the composers great-great-niece, has provided a newly authenticated timeline of Massenet's life. Also included is an interview with the French conductor and Massenet expert, Jean-Yves Ossance and the Massenet scholar, musicologist Lesley A. Wright
Werther drama lyrique en quatre actes et cinq tableaux d'après Goethe by Jules Massenet( Recording )
5 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in French and German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rédemption by César Franck( Recording )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rédemption: Poème-Symphonie en deux parties pour récitant, mezzo-soprano, choeur et orchestre. Texte: Edouard Blau
Werther by Jules Massenet( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Hampson and Susan Graham are joined by the Orchestre National de Capitole and conductor Michel Plasson for a rare concert performance of the baritone version of Massenet's opera Werther
Werther : a lyric opera in four acts and five tableaux by Jules Massenet( Book )
6 editions published in 1894 in English and French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belle Lurette : opéra-comique en 3 actes by Jacques Offenbach( )
8 editions published between 1880 and 1886 in French and German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Blau 1836-1906
Blau, E.
Blau, E. 1836-1906
Blau, E. (Edouard), 1836-1906
Blau, Ed.
Blau, Ed 1836-1906
Blau , Edoardo
Blau, Edouard
Blau, Edouardo 1836-1906
Blau, Eduard 1836-1906
Blau, Edward.
Blau Edward 1836-1906
Bleau, Edouard
Stanislas-Viateur, 1836-1906
Viateur, Stanislas 1836-1906
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Italian (23)
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