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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Letellier, Robert Ignatius.
Madison, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2005
|Named Person:||Giacomo Meyerbeer; Giacomo Meyerbeer; Giacomo Meyerbeer|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert Ignatius Letellier
|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.|
"In 1936 Meyerbeer's opera Les Huguenots achieved its 1,120[superscript th] performance at the Paris Opera. This extraordinary record is an indication of the vast fame and influence of its composer who was once a household name, like Verdi or Puccini. Now he is unknown to the ordinary opera lover. These essays represent something of an odyssey to seek out and know the shadowy figure behind so much divided opinion and long neglect. They represent attempts, at various stages over thirty years, to find Meyerbeer and enter the world of his remarkable operatic creations that once so characterized the musical life of European civilization."--BOOK JACKET.