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Italian and German Opera

Italian and German Opera - Léonore ou l’amour...

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The “Age of Rossini and Beethoven” 1800-1830 Madame de Stael, On Germany and the Germans (1810) Stendahl, The Life of Rossini (1823) Giuseppe Mazzini, Philosophy of Music (1833) All these treatises dealt in one way another with the problem of Italian vs. German culture, particularly in the realm of music and opera. They suggest that what would later be called “The German Problem” was starting to become part of European consciousness Goethe, Die Zauberflöte zweiter Teil (1794) –The Magic Flute Part II A sequel libretto to Schikaneder’s original. It was not set to music and is much more philosophically serious— and nicer to the Queen of the Night—than the original libretto. Ludwig von Beethoven (1775-1827) Fidelio (final version, 1814), based on a French libretto
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Unformatted text preview: Léonore, ou l’amour conjugale (Leonore, or Spousal Love) Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) Der Freischütz , 1821 Heinrich Marschner (1795-1861) Der Vampyr , 1828 Melodram : Scenes that have spoken dialogue over orchestral accompaniment (Mozart originally planned the “Speaker’s Scene” in Magic Flute as Melodram) Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) Rossini wrote thirty-nine operas over the course of about twenty years. He retired in 1829 at the age of thirty seven. Tancredi , opera seria (1813) L'italiana in Algeri , drama giocoso (1813) The Barber of Seville , opera buffa (1816)’ La Cenerentola , drama giocoso (Cinderella, 1817) Semiramide , opera seria (1821) Guillaume Tell (William Tell, in French, 1829)...
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