For the Beer family, see Deborah Hertz, How Jews Became Germans: The History of Conversion and Assimilation in Berlin (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), 59, 100-105, 119, 122, 131, 136-40, 170-75, 211; "Judaic Treasures at the Library of (Congress: Giacomo Meyerbeer
(1791-1864)," Jewish Virtual Library, http://www.
Letter Eleven to Giacomo Meyerbeer
appeared on 15 November 1836.
For one thing, it is punctuated by case studies of major figures--Charles-Valentin Alkan, Fromental Halevy, sister and brother Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn, Giacomo Meyerbeer
, Jacques Offenbach, Salomon Sulzer--and for another, Richard Wagner is always looming.
Throughout this survey, we find universally familiar names, such as Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Giacomo Meyerbeer
, George Frideric Handel and Ludwig van Beethoven (vis-a-vis their relationship to Jews), as well as names particularly known to Jewish music scholars, such as Salomon Sulzer and Isaac Nathan--just to name a few.
The story of this intriguing character is set to music by a German composer, Giacomo Meyerbeer
and was first performed in Paris on the 25th April in 1865 to rapturous applause.
8) Giacomo Meyerbeer
, L'Africaine: partition chant et piano (Paris: G.
Letellier (Trinity College, Cambridge, UK) studies the operas of composer Giacomo Meyerbeer
(1791-1864), aiming to bring more focus to those that are lesser known.
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.
, 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.
These composers, Lacombe argues, together guided French opera away from the "effect[s] and overwrought dramatics" of Giacomo Meyerbeer
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?