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Pure Gain

Ballet music from
Meyerbeer operas -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... very stylish playing ...'

Giocomo Meyerbeer: Ballet Music from the Operas. © 2014 Naxos Rights US Inc

At last I can hear some Meyerbeer rather than read about him as curdled by Wagner. For most of my life the situation has been as described by Shaw in 1886: 'Meyerbeer, the impressive, the original, the historical, the much imitated inimitable, is now only "the Jew that Wagner drew".' It is of course no good trying to assess the operas from this ballet music, and it remains a notable fact that Meyerbeer deserted Covent Garden just months before I was born. All these operas were written for Paris, and Scribe had a hand in all the librettos...

Copyright © 5 April 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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MEYERBEER: BALLET MUSIC FROM THE OPERAS

GIACOMO MEYERBEER

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

GERMANY

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