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Blau, Edouard 1836-1906

Overview
Works: 596 works in 1,379 publications in 8 languages and 6,871 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Music  Operas 
Roles: Librettist, Other, Adapter, Performer, Creator, Recipient, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Lyricist
Classifications: M1500.M37, 782.1
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posthumous Publications by Edouard Blau, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Edouard Blau
Werther by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
123 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CT I. Wetzlar, near Frankfurt, 1780s. Though it is July, the widowed Bailiff teaches his younger children a Christmas carol in the garden of their house. Their progress is watched with amusement by two neighbors, Schmidt and Johann. They ask for Charlotte, the eldest daughter, who is engaged to Albert. In his absence, the Bailiff tells them, she will be escorted to the local ball that night by a young visiting poet, Werther, whom they find uncongenial. As the friends go off to supper and the Bailiff goes into the house, Werther arrives. He rhapsodizes on the beauty of the evening and watches unseen as Charlotte cuts bread and butter for the children's supper. When the party has left for the ball and the Bailiff has gone to join his friends at the tavern, Albert returns unexpectedly. Disappointed at not finding Charlotte, he promises her sister Sophie he will return in the morning. As the moon rises, Werther and Charlotte return. He has fallen in love with her, but his declaration is cut short when the Bailiff passes by, observing that Albert has returned. Despite his despair, Werther urges Charlotte not to break her promise to marry Albert. ACT II. Three months later, Charlotte and Albert, now married, walk contentedly across the town square on their way to church, followed by Werther. Albert tries to comfort the youth, and Sophie also attempts to cheer him up, but when Charlotte comes out of the church, he speaks of their first meeting; disturbed, she tells him he must leave Wetzlar until Christmas. Werther contemplates suicide, and when Sophie interrupts him, he rushes away. As Charlotte consoles the tearful girl, Albert realizes that Werther must be in love with his wife. ACT III. Alone at home on Christmas Eve, Charlotte rereads the dejected letters written to her by Werther. While she prays for strength, he suddenly appears. Charlotte tries to remain calm and asks him to read to her from his translation of Ossian. Werther chooses a passage where the poet foresees his own death, and when Charlotte begs him to stop, he realizes she returns his love. But she runs from his embrace with a final farewell, and Werther leaves, resolved to die. Albert enters, surprised to find Charlotte distraught, and when a message arrives from Werther asking to borrow Albert's pistols, her reaction convinces him of her love for Werther. He makes her give the pistols to the servant herself, but when Albert has gone she hurries off, praying she may reach Werther in time. ACT IV. Charlotte arrives at Werther's quarters to find him mortally wounded. She declares her love, and he begs forgiveness. As he dies, the voices of the children outside are heard singing their Christmas carol
Werther : an opera in four acts (after Goethe) by Jules Massenet ( )
23 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther : drame lyrique en quatre actes et cinq tableaux d'après Goethe by Jules Massenet ( )
89 editions published between 1892 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther : opera in four acts by Jules Massenet ( Book )
3 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in French and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le roi d'Ys : légende bretonne : opéra en 3 actes & 5 tableaus by Edouard Lalo ( )
41 editions published between 1888 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther [A lyric drama in four acts and five tableaux ; libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann, after Goethe] by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1969 in French and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther lyric drama in four acts by Jules Massenet ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and German and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The debut performance from Jonas Kaufmann as Goethe's love-lorn hero in Massenet's romantic opera. Kaufmann is supported by a cast including Sophie Koch and Ludovic Tézier
Le Cid by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in French and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Cid : opéra en quatre actes & dix tableaux by Jules Massenet ( )
23 editions published between 1885 and 1926 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in French and German and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
Werther by Jules Massenet ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in French and Italian and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther by Jules Massenet, after Goethe's novel, is the story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
Werther drame lyrique en quatre actes by Jules Massenet ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther by Jules Massenet, based on Goethe's Die Leiden des Jungen Werther, is the story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
Le roi d'Ys by Edouard Lalo ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1990 in French and German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Roi d'Ys: Opéra en trois actes. Livret: Edouard Blau (Stanislas Viateur)
Werther by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther : a performance guide by Mary Dibbern ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This a performance guide for Jules Massenet's opera Werther. It presents a word-by-word translation and IPA transcription of the French libretto and traces its development from Goethe's great novel. Anne Bessand-Massenet, the composers great-great-niece, has provided a newly authenticated timeline of Massenet's life. Also included is an interview with the French conductor and Massenet expert, Jean-Yves Ossance and the Massenet scholar, musicologist Lesley A. Wright
Rédemption by César Franck ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther drama lyrique en quatre actes et cinq tableaux d'après Goethe by Jules Massenet ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1979 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rédemption : poème symphonique by César Franck ( )
12 editions published between 1890 and 1946 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther : a lyric opera in four acts and five tableaux by Jules Massenet ( Book )
6 editions published in 1894 in English and French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther by Jules Massenet ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther by Jules Massenet, based on Goethe's Die Leiden des Jungen Werther, is the story of a young poet and his tragic love affair with Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the town Magistrate
 
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Blau, 1836-1906
Blau, E.
Blau, E. (Edouard), 1836-1906
Blau, Ed.
Blau, Ed. 1836-1906
Blau, Edoardo
Blau, Edouard
Blau, Edouardo 1836-1906
Blau, Eduard, 1836-1906
Blau, Edward.
Blau, Edward, 1836-1906
Bleau, Edouard
Stanislas-Viateur, 1836-1906
Viateur, Stanislas 1836-1906 Wirklicher Name
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French (285)
German (20)
English (20)
Italian (20)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (2)
Russian (1)
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