Meyerbeer s Le Proph te

Meyerbeer   s Le Proph  te PDF Book Detail Author: Robert Ignatius Letellier
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527527182
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 437

Book Description
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.

Le proph te

Le proph  te PDF Book Detail Author: Augustin Eugène Scribe
Publisher:
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Category : Operas
Languages : en
Pages : 76

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Le Proph te

Le Proph  te PDF Book Detail Author: Giacomo Meyerbeer
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Category : Librettos
Languages : en
Pages : 96

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La Sainte Bible etc

La Sainte Bible  etc PDF Book Detail Author:
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Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 1352

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Family Portraits with Saints

Family Portraits with Saints PDF Book Detail Author: Alexandre Papas
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3112208994
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages :

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Die Reihe Islamkundliche Untersuchungen wurde 1969 im Klaus Schwarz Verlag begründet und hat sich zu einem der wichtigsten Publikationsorgane der Islamwissenschaft in Deutschland entwickelt. Die über 330 Bände widmen sich der Geschichte, Kultur und den Gesellschaften Nordafrikas, des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens sowie Zentral-, Süd- und Südost-Asiens.

Le Proph te

Le Proph  te PDF Book Detail Author: Giacomo Meyerbeer
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Category : Operas
Languages : en
Pages : 352

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Le Prophete Meye 2v

Le Prophete Meye 2v PDF Book Detail Author: Giacomo Meyerbeer
Publisher: Garland Publishing
ISBN:
Category : Operas
Languages : en
Pages : 794

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La Renovation du Shi isme Ismaelien En Inde Et Au Pakistan

La Renovation du Shi isme Ismaelien En Inde Et Au Pakistan PDF Book Detail Author: Michel Boivin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136850260
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 512

Book Description
This French-language book is the first to propose a scientific approach to the Aga Khan's religious thought, placing it in its proper perspective by revealing how the Aga Khan responded to contemporary challenges. It will be of interest to both students and scholars of history, orientalism and Islamic thought and cultures, and to anyone interested in South Asia or in the fundamental issues of religion and modernity.

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Giacomo Meyerbeer PDF Book Detail Author: Robert Ignatius Letellier
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527527581
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 732

Book Description
Giacomo Meyerbeer was once one of the most famous of all opera composers, enjoying into the twentieth century the same universal admiration and performance as a composer like Puccini does today. Through a series of adverse factors, his reputation was seriously damaged with the resurgence of nationalism and the growing ant-Semitism in France and Germany at the end of the nineteenth century, the propagation of a Wagnerian operatic aesthetic, the decline of the bel canto vocal tradition, and the disfavour manifested towards the heroism of French grand opera. All these factors, and especially the ban on his music in Nazi Germany, meant that Meyerbeer’s reputation was seriously overshadowed in the years after the Second World War. During the 1960s and 1970s, a tentative interest began to manifest itself, and with the advent of the new millennium, a growing rediscovery of his operas has been apparent. Not least in this process has been the recovery of all the composer’s private papers and their scholarly editing. His life and work have been the subject of a growing number of informed studies which have enabled radical reassessment. This volume takes a fresh look at this process of rediscovery by considering the composer in terms of the primary sources (diaries and letters) now available for forming a more complete and detailed biography unclouded by prejudicial or uninformed opinions. The extraordinary nature of Meyerbeer’s Jewish background and the role of this family in Prussian emancipation are also considered. Most importantly, however, his life and works are presented in a critical chronology that is fundamentally based on his own private papers, with testimony (both positive and negative) from many contemporary sources. A detailed iconography is integral to this process, and helps to bring Meyerbeer's story and music more vividly to life.