By Stephen C. Meyer
Stephen C. Meyer info the elaborate 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 offers excerpts from quite a lot of philosophical, political, and musical writings, a lot of that are little recognized and in a different way unavailable in English. person chapters hint the multidimensional notion of German and "foreign" opera in the course of 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 gentle of fixing cultural and aesthetic situations. for this reason, Meyer argues that the quest for a brand new German opera was once no longer in simple terms a classy stream, yet a political and social critique as well.