Meyerbeer Studies: A Series of Lectures, Essays, and Articles on the Life and Work of Giacomo Meyerbeer
and music drama in nineteenth-century Paris.
Meyerbeer studies; a series of lectures, essays, and articles on the life and work of Giacomo Meyerbeer
Contains arias by Daniel Auber, Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet, Leo Delibes, Charles Gounod, Edouard Lalo, Jules Massenet, Giacomo Meyerbeer
, Jacques Offenbach, Gioachino Rossini, Ambroise Thomas, and Giuseppe Verdi.
Weber's widow approached several other composers, notably Giacomo Meyerbeer
, hoping to interest one of them in realizing a performable score from Weber's sketches, but all these tentative efforts were unsuccessful.
These composers, Lacombe argues, together guided French opera away from the "effect[s] and overwrought dramatics" of Giacomo Meyerbeer
, however, was one of the few (like Otto Nicolai) who was intoxicated by Italian music and entertained dreams of making a successful career as a composer of Italian opera.
If there is room for Giacomo Meyerbeer
in such a volume, why not Giuseppe Verdi, whose collected edition resides at the University of Chicago in collaboration with Ricordi?
Until now, students of Giacomo Meyerbeer
and his music have relied on the four-volume Briefweschsel und Tagebucher edited by Heinz Becker and Gudrun Becker (Berlin: De Gruyter, 1960-85) for primary source materials.
Haine laments that despite the presence of many letters by famous composers, published editions of complete correspondence, including those of Hector Berlioz, Giacomo Meyerbeer
, Johannes Brahms, and Anton Bruckner, fail to reference sources at Mariemont.