[PDF] The Complete Libretti Of Giacomo Meyerbeer In The Original And In Translation

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[PDF] Complete Libretti Of Giacomo Meyerbeer In The Original And In Translation In Five Volumes The

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by Richard Arsenty, release date 2013-02-14, Complete Libretti Of Giacomo Meyerbeer In The Original And In Translation In Five Volumes The Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Complete Libretti Of Giacomo Meyerbeer In The Original And In Translation In Five Volumes The books, Giacomo Meyerbeer, one of the most important and influential opera composers of the nineteenth century, enjoyed a fame during his lifetime hardly rivalled by any of his contemporaries. This ten volume set provides in one collection all the operatic texts set by Meyerbeer in his career. The texts offer the most complete versions available. Each libretto is translated into modern English by Richard Arsenty; and each work is introduced by Robert Letellier. In this comprehensive edition of Meyerbeer's libretti, the original text and its translation are placed on facing pages for ease of use. The eleventh volume presents the fourth of Meyerbeer’s grands opéras, and his final work. By 1860 long-imposed labor had started to tell upon the composer’s health: he knew that he must concentrate on the “navigator project” which he had started twenty years earlier if he intended to finish it. Meyerbeer died on 2 May 1864, the day after the completion of the copying of the full score of this his last opera, Vasco da Gama. Minna Meyerbeer and César-Victor Perrin, the director of the Opéra, entrusted the editing of a performing edition to the famous Belgian musicologist François-Joseph Fétis, while the libretto was revised by Mélesville. The original title of L’Africaine was restored out of deference to public expectation. Much of the music and action was suppressed, in spite of the strain this inflicted on the internal logic of the story. While L'Africaine is not lacking in the grandeur of statement and stirring climaxes for which the composer was so famous, there is a new intimacy, a new intensity of melancholic lyricism. Like its famous predecessors, it is basically an historical work, derived from the period of sixteenth-century Renaissance. The account of Vasco da Gama's voyage of discovery around the Cape of Good Hope and conquest of Calicut (1497-98) is subjected to a fictional treatment that raises many interesting issues. The framework is historical, but most of the characters and course of action are not; in fact the end of the opera, in the suicide of the heroine, suddenly leaves the terra firma of reality, and transports us into the mystical realms of the spirit. It is this mixture of modes that is central to the dramaturgy of L'Africaine, a confusion of history and fairytale, ancient certainties and challenging discoveries, in the creation of a new mythology. There is also originality in formal developments, with the great tenor scene in act 4 providing a new malleability in handling the constraints of shape and genre: recitative, arioso and cabaletta have a fluent integration in trying to explore the text more pointedly. L’Africaine was produced on 28 April 1865, a great posthumous tribute to its famous creators. The Ship Scene, the exotic Indian act, and the Scene of the Manchineel Tree exerted a fascination on audiences, and elicited new praise. The work full of melodic beauty and rapturous lyricism, began a triumphal progress through the world, beginning with the big stages of London and Berlin.




[PDF] The Meyerbeer Libretti

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by Richard Arsenty, release date 2013-02-21, The Meyerbeer Libretti Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Meyerbeer Libretti books, Giacomo Meyerbeer, one of the most important and influential opera composers of the nineteenth century, enjoyed a fame during his lifetime hardly rivalled by any of his contemporaries. This ten volume set provides in one collection all the operatic texts set by Meyerbeer in his career. The texts offer the most complete versions available. Each libretto is translated into modern English by Richard Arsenty; and each work is introduced by Robert Letellier. In this comprehensive edition of Meyerbeer's libretti, the original text and its translation are placed on facing pages for ease of use. The seventh volume presents Meyerbeer’s German operas, Ein Feldlager in Schlesien (1844) and Vielka (1847). When the Royal Opera House in Berlin was burned down in 1843, Meyerbeer, in his capacity as Generalmusikdirektor, was asked to write a new opera for the opening of the new house. He secretly asked Eugène Scribe to prepare an effective scenario which was then rendered into German by the Berlin critic and littérateur Ludwig Rellstab. The resulting patriotic Festspiel (festival play) was based on an episode in the life of King Frederick the Great, the great hero of the Prussian state. While on campaign during the Seven Years’ War with Austria (1756-63), the king is saved by the ingenuity and self-sacrifice of the retired army captain Saldorf, his niece Therese, his foster son Conrad, and the Gypsy girl Vielka—a role Meyerbeer composed especially for the brilliant Swedish soprano Jenny Lind. The opera has its own very specific mood and character, indeed its own very gentle charm as a Singspiel. The scenario presents three overlapping worlds: the bourgeois domesticity of Saldorf and his family, the Gypsy realm of the alien Vieka, and the militarism associated with Frederick the Great and his kingdom. Each of these spheres is represented musically. The first and third acts participate in the world of the Singspiel and opéra comique. The atmosphere is calm and relaxed, the music direct and simple in its appeal. Vielka's music shares in the more elevated genre of the opera seria and grand opéra.Meyerbeer's penchant for the grandiose emerges in act 2, the Camp Scene. The story exalts qualities of simplicity, generosity and self-sacrifice. Patriotic or national issues are actually given a secondary place in the scheme of values, with the king becoming the father of the extended family of the nation Two years later, Ein Feldlager was revised for production in Vienna as Vielka. The Prussian origins and emphasis of the story were hidden: King Frederick the Great was now tranmuted into a duke. The first and second acts were hardly altered, but the third was completely reconstituted, with a tragic denouement. The opening night on 18 February 1847 at the Theater an der Wien was another triumph for Meyerbeer and Jenny Lind.




[PDF] The Meyerbeer Libretti

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by Giacomo Meyerbeer, release date 2009, The Meyerbeer Libretti Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Meyerbeer Libretti books, Giacomo Meyerbeer, one of the most important and influential opera composers of the nineteenth century, enjoyed a fame during his lifetime unrivalled by any of his contemporaries. This eleven volume set provides in one collection all the operatic texts set by Meyerbeer in his career. The texts are offered in the most complete versions ever made available. Each libretto is translated into modern English by Richard Arsenty; and each work is introduced by Robert Letellier. In this comprehensive edition of Meyerbeer's libretti, the original text and its translation are placed on facing pages for ease of use. The fifth volume presents Robert le Diable (1831), the first of Meyerbeer's epoch-making grand operas. It had one of the most successful premieres in operatic history, and enjoyed phenomenal popularity in the 19th century. Contemporary criticism showed that the French, and indeed all Europe, seemed to see in this opera a symbol of their own epoch, with all its ardors, despairs and ambiguities. The spirit of Romanticism had inspired both librettist and composer. By its vivid melodies and great dramatic power, by its color and contrast, its bold use of the religious idea, it appealed to the emotions and intelligence of the public. The authors had addressed the preoccupations and intimations of the age. The choice of the Norman legend, with its various hues and dramatization of the eternal struggle in the human soul between light and darkness, good and evil, was a skillful adaptation of the Faust theme central to so many Romantic concerns. The fundamental modernity of Meyerbeer's concept of opera was very clear to his contemporaries. After the premiere the critic and musicologist Francois-Joseph Fetis described the opera as a remarkable production in the history of art. Verdi, who knew Meyerbeer's work well and valued it highly, saw in Robert le Diable an outstanding alliance of the fantastic and the true in the manner of Shakespeare.




[PDF] An Introduction To The Dramatic Works Of Giacomo Meyerbeer Operas Ballets Cantatas Plays

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by Robert Ignatius Letellier, release date 2017-07-05, An Introduction To The Dramatic Works Of Giacomo Meyerbeer Operas Ballets Cantatas Plays Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download An Introduction To The Dramatic Works Of Giacomo Meyerbeer Operas Ballets Cantatas Plays books, 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 and production, all of which set new standards in Romantic opera and dramaturgy. This book carries forward the process of rediscovery and reassessment of Meyerbeer?s art ?including not just his famous French operas, but also his German and Italian ones?placing them in the context of his entire dramatic oeuvre, including his ballets, oratorios, cantatas and incidental music. From Meyerbeer?s first stage presentation in 1810 to his great posthumous accolade in 1865, some 24 works mark the unfolding of this life lived for dramatic music. The reputation of the famous four grand operas may well live on in the public consciousness, but the other works remain largely unknown. This book provides an approachable introduction to them. The works have been divided into their generic types for quick reference and helpful association, and placed within the context of the composer?s life and artistic development. Each section unfolds a brief history of the work?s origins, an account of the plot, a critical survey of some of its musical characteristics, and a record of its performance history. Robert Letellier examines each work from a dramaturgical view point, including the essential?often challenging?philosophical and historical elements in the scenarios, and how these concepts were translated musically onto the stage. A series of portraits and stage iconography assist in bringing the works to life.




[PDF] Giacomo Meyerbeer

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by Robert Ignatius Letellier, release date 2008-10-01, Giacomo Meyerbeer Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Giacomo Meyerbeer books, This Guide has resulted from years of research on the papers and music of Giacomo Meyerbeer, and aims to provide a bibliographical aid and point of reference for further research. The first part presents the private papers connected to the composer and his principal librettist, Eugène Scribe—both archival and printed, with working papers and correspondence, as found in Berlin, Paris and some of the famous libraries of the world. The body of Part 2 draws together all the known resources on Meyerbeer's life and historical reputation—from full scale biographies and entries in reference books, through critical discussions to website resources to records of symposia. The third part provides material about his background with its unique mixture of Jewish and Prussian elements, the powerful role of the city of Berlin in his life and work. The fourth part lists bibliographic material for Meyerbeer's music, looking at his operas, grouped as German, Italian and French, with each individual entry providing a record of the scores available, both modern and historical, the various arrangements made from the operas during the heyday of their popularity, reviews of modern performances, discography, and bibliography of studies and publications pertinent to the wider cultural and historical contexts of the works. The next two sections constitute an extended record of material pertinent to the contemporaries of Meyerbeer. In the fifth section are select bibliographies of composers, authors, artists, performers, politicians, those who played some part in the composer's life, or anyone of significance in his wider contemporary circumstances. This is continued in the sixth part where the cultural and aesthetic elements of the composer's milieu, or life in the theatre during seventy years of the nineteenth century, are listed. The seventh part adds a bibliography of social and historical background, where the incidental issues of Judaism in nineteenth-century Europe, and the wider political, historical and geographical circumstances of Meyerbeer's life, his relentless travelling, and closely recorded experiences in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, England, and Austria. The eighth section provides a thematic key to this extensive material. Part 9 provides an extended tripartite series of lists of the published scores, arrangements and some special studies of Meyerbeer over the period 1820 to 2005—in alphabetical, chronological and thematic ordering. The last two sections furnish the modern equivalent of this record of Meyerbeer and his compositions, showing in Part 11 the list of performances of his operas since the Second World War, and in Part 12, listing the recordings of the operas, both commercial and private, for the same period. The thirteenth and last section is iconographical, pictures that represent an interesting survey of the popular response to Meyerbeer in the 19th century.




[PDF] Meyerbeer S Le Proph Te

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by Robert Ignatius Letellier, release date 2019-01-29, Meyerbeer S Le Proph Te Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Meyerbeer S Le Proph Te books, 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 historical events, tended to be received as metaphors for current political themes. Meyerbee’s Le Prophète illustrates the complex, contested nature of political meaning during this period. This opera was set in the context of the emerging liberal historiography pioneered by Jules Michelet, and reactions to it illustrate the manner in which audiences and critics constructed ‘meanings’ with reference to their personal and collective experience and memories, with grand opera occupying a central role at that time. Le Prophète was once one of the most famous of operas, performed over 500 times at the Paris Opéra, and given throughout the civilized world, in the days when opera was ever-present in society. The plot has been called absurd, based as it is on the history of the Anabaptists in Münster (1534-35). However, history is far stranger than fiction, and Eugene Scribe’s libretto provides a modification of the garish facts in the interests of a highly symbolic scenario based on a tragic Reformation episode, and exploring the implication of the role of religion, power and politics in the fate of humanity. The music is powerful, gripping, and torrential in its flow. Each act is beautifully structured, each set piece crafted to perfection, dominated by an overwhelming sound world of instrumental colours and disturbing harmony. The ballet plays a vital function as a countersign to the human deeds of darkness and despair that characterize the action. The Coronation Scene is fascinating, and overwhelming in its impact, one of opera’s greatest moments. This study examines the origins and creation of the opera, its dramaturgy and musical style, the history of its astonishing reception around the world until the 1930s. One of the special features of this book is the collection of iconography associated with the work and its interpretation by many of the greatest singers of the Golden Age of opera.




[PDF] 19th Century Music

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[PDF] Giacomo Meyerbeer

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by Richard Arsenty, release date 2008-10-01, Giacomo Meyerbeer Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Giacomo Meyerbeer books, The fame of Giacomo Meyerbeer is associated principally with the operatic stage, but he wrote for the voice extensively in other genres as well, including non-operatic stage works, occasional public works, sacred music, choral music and songs, This volume collates and presents, in the original and in English translation, as many of these texts as have been published, or whose manuscripts have proved accessible to the editors. There are six parts devoted to the various genres . Part 1 looks at the non-operatic stage works, the dramatic cantata he wrote at the beginning of his Italian period Gli Amori di Teolinda (1817), the masque written for Prussian court festivities Das Hoffest zu Ferrara (1842), and songs included in plays. Part 2 is devoted to the occasional works Meyerbeer was asked to write throughout his life, twelve cantatas born out of commissions to celebrate dynastic events and to praise the deeds of famous men. Their festive purposes mark anniversaries of illustrious figures (like Guttenberg, Frederick the Great, Schiller, Rauch), commemorate events in national life like the Wars of Liberation recalled in the choral soliloquy, the Bayerische Schützen Marsch (1831, to words by King Ludwig I of Bavaria), or the visit of Queen Victoria to the Rhine in 1845, or the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of the King and Queen of Prussia in 1854. Linked to these are the part songs for male chorus given in Part 4, a ubiquitous German choral tradition; most of them were written for the Friends of the Berlin Singakademie, and used the themes so typical of communal merrymaking and affirmation—unity, friendship, patriotism, homeland, hunting: Part 3 surveys the texts for sacred music, from the early oratorio Gott und die Natur (1811) to the canticle Ineffable splendeur de la gloire eternelle drawn from Thomas à Kempis (1862-3). The young composer’s skills and serious endeavours were demonstrated by the song cycle using seven religious odes by Klopstock (Sieben Geistliche Gesänge, 1812, revised 1841)—an early involvement with religious texts that continued intermittently throughout his life, and manifested itself preeminently in his eight-part setting of Psalm 91 (1853) and his beautiful choral version of the Our Father (1857). Meyerbeer also wrote songs consistently, from his six Italian ariettas of 1810 to a canon for two voices completed in December 1862. These Lieder, mélodies and canzonette reflected the circumstances of his career, the various cultural milieux he moved in. They also helped to keep his name in the public eye in the wake of his great operatic successes, gaining popular currency by publication in musical journals. Part 5 provides the words of 54 of the 83 songs that are listed in his diaries. These texts are given a visual dimension by some 36 illustrations, mostly the beautifully engraved titles pages of many of the published works.




[PDF] Meyerbeer S Opera Les Huguenots

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