By Stephen C. Meyer

Stephen C. Meyer information the difficult relationships among the operas Der Freischütz and Euryanthe, and modern discourse on either the "Germany of the mind's eye" and the hot country itself. In so doing, he provides excerpts from a variety of philosophical, political, and musical writings, a lot of that are little recognized and differently unavailable in English. person chapters hint the multidimensional notion of German and "foreign" opera throughout the nineteenth century. Meyer’s research of Der Freischütz areas the paintings in the context of rising German nationalism, and a bankruptcy on Euryanthe addresses the opera’s stylistic and topical shifts in gentle of adjusting cultural and aesthetic conditions. hence, Meyer argues that the hunt for a brand new German opera used to be now not basically a cultured circulation, yet a political and social critique as well.

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