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This is a collection of letters by Meyerbeer, the operatic composer who died in 1864. Critics have recently re-evaluated his work, recognizing his musical craftmanship, his dramatic sense and his influence on later operatic composers. His operas - "Il Crociato", "Robert le diable", "Les Huguenots", "Le Prophete" and "L'etoile du nord" - were extremely successful in Paris at the time of his death. However, the fashionable anti-semitism of the late 19th century meant that his reputation faded quickly. Heinz and Gudrun Becker, ...

Giacomo Meyerbeer: A Life in Letters 1989, Helm, London

ISBN-13: 9780747002307