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Letellier, Robert Ignatius

Overview
Works: 302 works in 869 publications in 2 languages and 40,321 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliographies  Biographies  History  Diaries  Personal correspondence  Discographies  Overtures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Creator, Other, wpr, Compiler, Composer
Classifications: Z2014.F4, 782.1092
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Most widely held works about Robert Ignatius Letellier
 
Most widely held works by Robert Ignatius Letellier
Giacomo Meyerbeer : a critical life and iconography by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 2,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giacomo Meyerbeer was once one of the most famous of all opera composers, enjoying into the twentieth century the same universal admiration and performance as a composer like Puccini does today. Through a series of adverse factors, his reputation was seriously damaged with the resurgence of nationalism and the growing ant-Semitism in France and Germany at the end of the nineteenth century, the propagation of a Wagnerian operatic aesthetic, the decline of the bel canto vocal tradition, and the disfavour manifested towards the heroism of French grand opera. All these factors, and especially the b
Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots : an evangel of religion and love by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 29 February 1836, Les Huguenots, a grand opera by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864), with words by Eugéne Scribe (1791-1861) and emile Deschamps (1791-1871), was performed for the first time, at the Paris Opèra. It was to be one of the most successful productions ever staged at the Opèra, with 1,126 performances in Paris over the next hundred years, and, in the process, breaking all box office records. It became Meyerbeer's most popular work, with thousands of stagings throughout the world. Les Huguenots is a huge exploration of faith, tolerance, hatred, extermination, love, loyalty, self-sacrifice and hope in despair. It is the first panel in a central diptych on the Reformation, at the heart of the wider tetralogy of Meyerbeer's grand operas, where issues of power, religion and love are examined in a variety of modes. For five years after the sensational premiere of Robert le Diable, Meyerbeer worked on this gigantic drama, partly adapted by Scribe from Prosper Mèrimèe's Chronique de Charles IX. Meyerbeer matches the text in drama, splendour and ceremony: it combines theatricalism with profound depths of feeling. Its gorgeous colouring, intense passion, consistency of dramatic treatment, and careful delineation of character secured for this work vast fame and influence. It was an epoch-making opera, an enduring monument to Meyerbeer's fame. The music for this sombre tapestry of the Saint Bartholomew Massacre springs from the core of the vivid action, and creates a panoramic alternation of moods, that capture the tragedy of religious intolerance and personal anguish in one of the most fraught events in history, when some 30,000 French Protestants were murdered during 24 August 1574
The English novel, 1700-1740 : an annotated bibliography by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The English novel written between 1700 and 1740 remains a comparatively neglected area. In addition to Daniel Defoe, whose Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders are landmarks in the history of English fiction, many other authors were at work. These included such women as Penelope Aubin, Jane Barker, Mary Davys, and Eliza Haywood, who made a considerable contribution to widening the range of emotional responses in fiction. These authors, and many others, continued writing in the genres inherited from the previous century, such as criminal biographies, the Utopian novel, the science fictional voyage, and the epistolary novel. This annotated bibliography includes entries for these works and for critical materials pertinent to them."--Jacket
The ballets of Alexander Glazunov : scènes de ballet "Raymonda" and "Les saisons" by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (1865-1936), the Russian composer, is principally associated with his first ballet Raymonda, the apex of his cooperation with the great choreographer Marius Petipa, then in the last years of his illustrious career. Raymonda is still performed in Russia and intermittently in the West. Glazunov, a precocious musical talent from his childhood, was regarded as the inheritor of the Russian nationalist ideals. However, he soon turned to absolute forms of music, ra
Giacomo Meyerbeer : a discography of vintage recordings 1889-1955 by Richard Arsenty( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a discography of recordings made from the works of Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) - from the inception of recording techniques in 1889 until the dominance of the long-playing record in 1955. It is a testimony to the once-universal fame of the composer and the esteem in which in his works were held. During that period some nearly 2000 artists (at least 1065 of them singers) recorded arias and ensembles from all six of the French operas of Meyerbeer's maturity (Robert le Diabl
Ludwig Minkus and Léo Delibes La source : fantastic ballet in three acts and four scenes by L Minkus( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume reproduces the piano score of the ballet La Source, a joint composition by Ludwig Minkus and Léo Delibes. After the success of Néméa (1864), the Paris Opéra ordered a new grand ballet from the famous choreographer Arthur Saint-Léon to a libretto based on a Persian legend by Charles Nuitter. Saint-Léon involved his musical collaborator in St Petersburg, Ludwig Minkus, in the project, securing for him a hand in the composition of the first and fourth scenes of the of this new work
Franz von Suppé : overtures and preludes by Franz von Suppé( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous operetta composer Franz von Suppé (1819-1895) was of Italian and Belgian descent, and was born a subject of the Habsburg Empire in Dalmatia. His musical gift was evident from an early age, but he first studied philosophy in Padua and then law in Vienna, before he later enrolled in the Vienna Conservatory under Sechter and Seyfried. He became a conductor in theatres at Pressburg and Baden, then in Vienna at the Theater an der Wien (until 1862), at the Carl Theater (until 1865), and
Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable : the premier opéra romantique by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and French and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert le Diable by Giacomo Meyerbeer is regarded as a musical milestone, a definitive statement in the 19th-century development of French grand opéra from the tragédie lyrique of Lully, Rameau, Gluck and Spontini. The libretto by Eugène Scribe and Germain Delavigne was derived from the medieval legend of "Robert the Devil". First performed on 21 November 1831 at the Paris Opéra, the work brought Meyerbeer international celebrity. Robert le Diable remains a legend in the annals of opera. The
The Ballets of Daniel-François-Esprit Auber by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (Caen 29 January 1782- Paris 12/13 May 1871) is primarily remembered as one of the great masters of opéra-comique, but also played a very important role in the development of Romantic ballet through the long danced interludes and divertissements in his grand operas La Muette de Portici, Le Dieu et la Bayadère, Gustave III, ou Le Bal masque, Le Lac des fées, L'Enfant prodigue, Zerline, and the opéra-ballet version of Le Cheval de bronze. Auber also adapted music of
The Overtures of Daniel-François-Esprit Auber by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overtures of Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (1782-1871), once as popular as those of Gioacchino Rossini and Franz von Suppé, were formerly known everywhere, a staple of the light Classical repertoire. The influence of Auber's melodies and dance rhythms on piano and instrumental music, and on the genre of Romantic comic opera, especially in Germany, was overwhelming. The operas themselves, apart from Fra Diavolo (1830), have virtually passed out of the repertoire, but some of their overtures
Giacomo Meyerbeer Choral Music and Songs by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of Meyerbeer's non-operatic work is devoted to his secular choral writing for male voices, solo songs with chorus, and later songs with instrumental obbligato and local colour. Choral writing-so much part of the operatic tradition, also germane to religious music, and integral to the public music of celebration-is fundamental to the next genre Meyerbeer wrote for, the part-song, a typical German tradition. Meyerbeer's part-songs for male chorus, most of which were provided
The ballets of Ludwig Minkus by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The composer Ludwig Minkus represents one of music's biggest mysteries. Who was he? Hardly anything is known about him, and yet he occupied an influential position in the theatres of the Imperial ballet in late nineteenth-century Russia. He has been recognised as a predecessor of Tchaikovsky, but as a musician is commonly held to have been so feeble as to be beneath contempt. Yet despite the scorn heaped on him, and his consequent obscurity, Minkus is far from being forgotten. Since the early 1960s his name has slowly begun to re-surface. Two works, Don Quixote (1869) and La Bayadere (1877), have been presented in their entirety for the first time to new audiences all over the world. The musical and dramatic power of both ballets has taken people by surprise. The stories have a very real human appeal, the choreography attracts the admiration of balletomanes, and the music, with its rhythm, verve, and beauty of melody, holds attention and engages the heart wherever it is heard. This introduction seeks to discover something more behind the blank facade of Minkus' life and work. What do we actually know about him as a man and as an artist? Are we able to apprehend his oeuvre as a whole, and how much can we establish from the available material? What is the nature of the music he created for those few works that have survived the years, and that have come to the fore again recently to delight those who have ears to hear?This study includes iconography from the life and times of the composer, many musical examples from his works, and a comprehensive bibliography and discography
Creation, sin and reconciliation : reading primordial and patriarchal narrative in the Book of Genesis by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume considers aspects of the Book of Genesis; as the first book of the Torah, and hence of the Bible, its position is unique, especially in its provision of the foundational stories of Creation, the emergence of mankind, and the beginning of human society."--Back cover
Cesare Pugni : music from five ballets : Ondine, Esmeralda, Pas de quatre, Catarina ou La Fille du bandit, Théolinda ou Le Lutin de la vallée by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cesare Pugni (1802-70) made his debut as a composer at La Scala in 1826 with the opera Elerz e Zulmida. In the 1840s he worked closely with the choreographer Jules Perrot (1810-92) in Paris and in London, creating some of the most renowned ballets of the
Daniel-François-Esprit Auber Les Diamants de la coronne (I diamanti della corona/The Crown Diamonds) Opéra-Comique en trois actes Paroles de Eugène-Augustin Scribe et Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges In Italian and English translation by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (1782-1871) was long considered one of the most typically French, as well as one of the most successful, opera composers of the nineteenth century. Although musically gifted, he initially chose commerce as a career, but soon realized that his future lay in music. He studied under Cherubini, and it was not long before his opéra-comique La Bergère Châteleine (1820), written at the age of 38, established him as an operatic composer. Perhaps the greatest turning point
Cesare Pugni : Doch' Faraona/la fille du pharaon/pharaoh's daughter by Cesare Pugni( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doch' Faraona, or La Fille du Pharaon is a ballet in 3 acts and 9 scenes. It narrates the adventures of the English Lord Wilson and his servant John Bull, who seek shelter from a storm in an Ancient Egyptian tomb. They smoke opium and in their dreams are taken back to the times of the characters buried there. This book explores this ballet
Daniel-françois-esprit Auber : Le concert à la cour, ou La débutante( )

6 editions published in 2014 in French and English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (1782-1871), the most amiable French composer of the 19th century, came to his abilities late in life. After a stalled commercial career, he studied with Cherubini. His first works were not a success, but La Bergère Châteleine, written at the age of 38, established him as an operatic composer. He then met the librettist Eugène Scribe (1791-1861), with whom he developed a long and illustrious working partnership that only ended with Scribe's death. Success followe
Giacomo Meyerbeer Jephtas Gelübde (Jephtha's Vow) - Vocal/Piano Score by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meyerbeer's first opera, Jephtas Gelübde, has a libretto by the German academic Alois Schreiber, based on a Biblical theme taken from chapters 11-12 of the Book of Judges. The story centres on the vow the ancient Israelite Judge made to God in return for victory over the enemy: ""If thou wilt give the Ammonites into my hand, then whatever comes forth from the doors of my house to meet me, when I return victorious ... I will offer him up for a burnt offering"". The first person he was fatefull
Giacomo Meyerbeer Orchestral Works: The Incidental Music to Struensee, Fackeltänze, Overtures, Marches, Ballet Music Piano Score by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together a collection of the orchestral works of the composer Giacomo Meyerbeer. He is remembered as one of the great figures of 19th-century opera-a master of brilliant vocalism, impassioned drama and vivid orchestral power and colour. His operas are noted for their precise construction and urgent propulsion, and never linger for long in music for its own sake. Nevertheless, the orchestral passages are integral to the dramatic logic: brief thematically pertinent preludes a
Giacomo Meyerbeer : a reader by Robert Ignatius Letellier( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflects something of the fame, prestige and love in which the composer, Giacomo Meyerbeer was once held, the voices of doubt and dismissal that began to be heard even in his lifetime, and the enduring witness to his fame and worth evinced by those who have continued to believe in him in the face of the encroaching collective disparagement
 
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The English novel, 1700-1740 : an annotated bibliography
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Ludwig Minkus and Léo Delibes La source : fantastic ballet in three acts and four scenesThe Ballets of Daniel-François-Esprit AuberThe ballets of Ludwig MinkusGiacomo Meyerbeer Orchestral Works: The Incidental Music to Struensee, Fackeltänze, Overtures, Marches, Ballet Music Piano ScoreGiacomo Meyerbeer : a reader
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Ignatius Letellier, Robert

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Letellier, R. I. (Robert Ignatius)

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Letellier, Robert I. (Robert Ignatius)

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English (115)

French (10)