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Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots : an evangel of religion and love

Author: Robert Ignatius Letellier
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
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On 29 February 1836, Les Huguenots, a grand opera by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864), with words by Eugene Scribe (1791-1861) and Emile Deschamps (1791-1871), was performed for the first time, at the  Read more...

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Named Person: Giacomo Meyerbeer; Giacomo Meyerbeer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ignatius Letellier
ISBN: 1443856665 9781443856669
OCLC Number: 880913267
Description: xxiv, 284 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm
Contents: The origins --
The plot --
The sources --
The religious symbolism --
The dramaturgy --
The leading themes --
Instrumental writing --
Formal innovation --
The treatment of the chorus --
The blessing of the daggers --
The love duet --
The dramatic form of Act 5 --
The orchestral music --
Reception history --
Performing traditions --
Performance in the twentieth century --
The iconography --
Historical appendices.
Responsibility: by Robert Ignatius Letellier.

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"Letellier's analysis of Meyerbeer's musical developments for the opera and his debts to Bellini, Auber and Rossini is written at a pace that even a non-expert can follow, and is as exciting to read Read more...

 
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