Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1791-09-05
Death 1864-05-02
Germans
English, Italian, French, German

Biographical notes:

By 1831, Spontini's reputation has lost ground to the works of younger men, including Meyerbeer, whose Robert le Diable was first performed eight month after the date of this letter; this is perhaps the opera mentioned here, though Meyerbeer may be referring to the abortive Le Portefaix, the contract for which he had just signed. Despite the apparent warmth of their relationship, Spontini was already jealous. His own continuing lack of success he attributed to a plot orchestrated by Meyerbeer, "for whom he developed a pathological hatred; this attitude. . . reached its zenith when Meyerbeer replaced him [as Generalmusikdirektor] in Berlin in 1842." Grove.

From the description of Giacomo Meyerbeer letters, 1800-1831. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367843345

Jakob Meyer Beer, better known as Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864), was a composer, remembered mainly for his grand operas. In 1842 he became the director of the Berlin Opera.

From the guide to the Giacomo Meyerbeer Collection, 1812-1978, (Leo Baeck Institute Archives)

Composer.

From the description of Giacomo Meyerbeer souvenir card, 1852 June 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 501180919

From the description of Giacomo Meyerbeer autograph letter to unidentified recipient, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 489458971

Epithet: composer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x0002aa

Meyerbeer began work on the opera, on a libretto by Eugène Scribe, in 1837. He completed a first version in 1843, and continued to revise the work until 1863. After Meyerbeer's death in 1864, François-Joseph Fétis made further revisions, and the opera was premiered at the Paris Opéra on April 28, 1865.

From the description of L'Africaine : opéra en 5 actes / paroles de M. Scribe ; musique de Giacomo Meyerbeer. 1843 Nov 6. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092388

From the description of L'Africaine : opéra en 5 actes, 6 Novembre 1843 / paroles de M. Scribe ; musique de Giacomo Meyerbeer. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 55122567

German opera composer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Nizza, to Messieurs Kastner & Braun, 1858 Mar. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 603538059

German composer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d., 1861-1864?], to [Carlotta Patti], [n.d., 1861-1864?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582437

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris, n.d., early 1840's?], to Rachel Felix, [n.d., early 1840's]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582442

From the description of Autograph letter signed, from Meyerbeer to Frederick Gye, Spa, 1859 Sept. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122586265

From the description of Autograph letter signed from Meyerbeer to George Hogarth, London, c1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872439

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Berlin?], 22 July 1845, to an unidentified professor, 1845 July 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582464

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582484

From the description of Partially printed document signed : [n.p., n.d.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582481

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris], 16 December 1853, to [Alexandrine Duprez?], 1853 Dec. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582410

From the description of "Capricietto" : autograph manuscript, 1842 Dec. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270567160

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Berlin?, n.d., 1859?], to [Caroline Unger in Florence], [n.d., 1859?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582447

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d., 1849 or 1850], to an unidentified friend in Frankfurt, [n.d., 1849 or 1850]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582468

From the description of [Le prophète. Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1852 July. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270567168

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d., ca. 1859?], to an unidentified baroness, [n.d., ca. 1859?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582475

From the description of "Romance des Huguenots" : autograph manuscript, 1836 May 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270567162

From the description of [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1847. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270567156

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Berlin?, n.d., 1842?], to M. [Karl August von] Lichtenstein, [n.d., 1842?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582429

From the description of Documents (2), dated : Paris, 17 May 1859, 1859 May 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582400

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 9 November 1830, to M. Lemetheyer, directeur du Théâtre de l'Ambigu Comique in Paris, 1830 Nov. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582424

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 9 June 1862, to an unidentified friend, 1862 June 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582479

From the description of [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1838 Apr. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270942427

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Berlin], 8 July 1858, to Baron [Karl] von Ledebur, 1858 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582419

From the description of Documents signed (2), dated : Paris, 17 March 1859, 1859 Mar. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582395

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 14 December 1839, to an unidentified recipient in Vienna, 1839 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582459

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Venice, 17 February 1856, to G[iovanni] G[ualberto] Guidi in Florence, 1856 Feb. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582415

From the description of Le Lai de la pauvre Louise. / Walter Scott. [n.d.] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270567166

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Paris, n.d.], to M. Devrient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582407

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 15 October 1833, to [Carl Gottfried Theodor Winkler], 1833 Oct. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582453

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Nice, 28 January 1834, to Adolphe Nourrit in Paris, 1834 Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582433

From the description of [Robert le diable. Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270567171

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Berlin, 9 May 1851, to an unidentified privy councillor, 1851 May 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582471

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Spa, 27 July 1852, to [Michael Costa], 1852 July 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270582403

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Schwalbach, 9 August 1833, to [Carl Gottfried Theodor Winkler], 1833 Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270900544

From the description of Autograph letter signed from Meyerbeer to Ingres, n.d.; + autograph note signed to unidentified correspondent; + 1 postcard. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553462

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) was a German opera composer.

Giacomo Meyerbeer was born 5 September 1791 in Germany. He was an opera composer of early 19th century Europe. By 1831, Dpontini, another composer, had lost ground on his reputation to the works of younger men, including Meyerbeer, whose Robert le Diable was first performed eight months after the date of this letter; this is perhaps the opera mentioned here, though Meyerbeer may be referring to the abortive Le Portefaix, the contract for which he had just signed. Despite the apparent warmth of their relationship, Spontini was already jealous. His own continuing lack of success he attributed to a plot orchestrated by Meyerbeer, for whom he developed a pathological hatred; this attitude. . . reached its zenith when Meyerbeer replaced him [as Generalmusikdirektor] in Berlin in 1842. Grove. Giacomo died 2 May 1864 and was buried in the Berlin Jewish Cemetery.

From the guide to the Giacomo Meyerbeer letters, 1800-1831, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Songs (Medium voice) with piano--Scores
  • Overtures, Arranged
  • Composers--Correspondence
  • Vocal duets with orchestra--Scores
  • Piano music, arranged
  • Operas--Scores and parts
  • Manuscripts, French
  • Chamber orchestra music, Arranged--Parts
  • Piano music
  • Composers--Miscellanea
  • Opera--Scores
  • Operas--Librettos
  • Songs (High voice) with orchestra--Scores
  • Operas--Excerpts, arranged
  • Songs with piano
  • Operas--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano
  • Operas--Excerpts--Parts
  • Piano trios, Arranged--Parts
  • Óperas--Fragmentos--Arreglos
  • Composers--Italy
  • Óperas--Fragmentos--Partituras vocales
  • Operas--Excerpts--Instrumental settings
  • Music
  • Harp music, Arranged
  • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts)
  • Prompt-book
  • Operas--Stage guides
  • Band music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Música para arpa--Arreglos
  • Música--Manuscritos
  • Vocal duets with orchestra--Vocal scores with piano
  • German composer
  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Music--19th century
  • Songs (High voice) with piano
  • Operas--Excerpts--Vocal scores
  • Overtures (Piano), Arranged
  • Óperas--Fragmentos--Partituras y partes
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Operas Excerpts--Vocal scores
  • Opera
  • Jewish composers--Germany--History--1848-1866
  • Composers--19th century--Correspondence
  • Operas--Vocal scores with piano
  • Popular instrumental music--1901-1910
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • Opera--Excerpts, Arranged--Parts
  • Composers--Germany
  • Operas--Excerpts
  • Composers--19th century
  • Óperas--Fragmentos--Reducciones para piano
  • Operas--Excerpts--Scores
  • Orchestral music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Operas--Vocals scores with piano

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  • Composers--19th century.--Germany

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