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Meyerbeer studies : a series of lectures, essays, and articles on the life and work of Giacomo Meyerbeer

Author: Robert Ignatius Letellier
Publisher: Madison, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of essays investigates the life and the work of Giacomo Meyerbeer, the most famous exponent of French grand opera. They are both introductory and exploratory, biographical, analytical, and comparative studies in the achievement of this great figure of musical history.".
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Letellier, Robert Ignatius.
Meyerbeer studies.
Madison, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2005
(OCoLC)639593696
Named Person: Giacomo Meyerbeer; Giacomo Meyerbeer; Giacomo Meyerbeer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ignatius Letellier
ISBN: 083864063X 9780838640630
OCLC Number: 56490868
Description: 238 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Music's great enigma : Giacomo Meyerbeer --
Neglected master of grand opéra --
History, myth, and music in a theme of exploration: some reflections on the musico-dramatic language of L'africaine --
The thematic nexus of religion, power, politics, and love in the operas of Giacomo Meyerbeer --
Meyerbeer and the comic spirit : miniature variations on grand themes --
Che sarà sarà : the "star" of which dreams are made : Scribe and Meyerbeer's opéra comique, L'étoile du Nord --
The diaries of Giacomo Meyerbeer --
Giacomo Meyerbeer's Briefwechsel und Tagebücher, vol. 5 --
Meyerbeer, Halévy and Auber : some perspectives on the world of mid-nineteenth-century French opera --
Bellini and Meyerbeer : melodic structure and dramatic exigency --
Hector Berlioz and Giacomo Meyerbeer : a complex friendship revisited.
Responsibility: Robert Ignatius Letellier.
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