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Author Meyer, Stephen C., 1963-

Title Carl Maria von Weber and the search for a German opera / Stephen C. Meyer
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (253 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents Introduction : Inventing German opera -- The native and the foreign : models for the German opera -- Der Freischütz and the character of the nation -- Euryanthe : reconfiguration and transformation -- Epilogue : Institutions, aesthetics, and genre after Weber's death -- Appendices. Synopsis of Das unterbrochene Opferfest ; Comparative table : versions of Das unterbrochene Opferfest ; Synopsis of Méhul's Joseph ; Comparative table : revisions to the final chorus of Joseph ; Synopsis of Euryanthe
Summary Stephen C. Meyer details the intricate relationship between the operas Der Freischütz and Euryanthe, and the contemporary discourse about the 'Germany of the imagination' and the new nation itself. In doing so, he presents excerpts from a wide range of philosophical, political, and musical writings, many of which are little known and otherwise unavailable in English. Individual chapters trace the multidimensional concept of German and 'foreign' opera through the 19th century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Weber, Carl Maria von, 1786-1826. Operas.
SUBJECT Operas (Weber, Carl Maria von) fast
Subject Opera -- Germany -- 18th century
Opera -- Germany -- 19th century
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Opera.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253109620