Carl Maria von Weber and the Search for a German Opera by Stephen C. Meyer

By Stephen C. Meyer

Stephen C. Meyer information the problematic relationships among the operas Der Freischütz and Euryanthe, and modern discourse on either the "Germany of the mind's eye" and the recent kingdom itself. In so doing, he provides excerpts from quite a lot of philosophical, political, and musical writings, lots of that are little identified and in a different way unavailable in English. person chapters hint the multidimensional proposal of German and "foreign" opera throughout the nineteenth century. Meyer’s research of Der Freischütz locations the paintings in the context of rising German nationalism, and a bankruptcy on Euryanthe addresses the opera’s stylistic and topical shifts in mild of adjusting cultural and aesthetic situations. for that reason, Meyer argues that the hunt for a brand new German opera was once now not simply a classy circulate, yet a political and social critique as well.

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