New review of Robert Letellier’s new book Meyerbeer’s Le Prophète, by Robert Gibson

We are delighted to share a new review of one of Robert Letellier's latest books with us, the brilliant Meyerbeer’s Le Prophète: A Parable of Politics, Faith and Transcendence. Please see below for the full review, authored by Robert Gibson, and don't forget you can grab 60% off Letellier's The Bible in Music for the … Continue reading New review of Robert Letellier’s new book Meyerbeer’s Le Prophète, by Robert Gibson

Spanish translation of Jean-Michel Pennetier’s interview with Robert Letellier

A few weeks ago, we added the English and French versions of Jean-Michel Pennetier's interview with Robert Letellier to the blog (please click here to read it). We are now delighted to share a Spanish translation for our Spanish followers - please see below to read the interview in full. Presentación: Mi interés por Meyerbeer … Continue reading Spanish translation of Jean-Michel Pennetier’s interview with Robert Letellier

Robert Gibson reviews Robert Letellier’s works on French Grand Opera

Robert Letellier is Cambridge Scholars' most prolific author, with over a hundred books on opera and religion to his name. We are delighted to share a new review of Robert's works on French Grand Opera, expertly authored by Robert Gibson. Please continue reading for the full survey below. Gibson has also produced a fantastic timeline … Continue reading Robert Gibson reviews Robert Letellier’s works on French Grand Opera

Robert Letellier interviewed by Jean Michel Pennetier in Forumopera

Robert Letellier, author and editor of numerous books with Cambridge Scholars, has been interviewed by the online magazine Forumopera (in French). To read the interview, please click here, and Robert has very kindly provided an English translation of his responses, which can be read in full below. His latest book with Cambridge Scholars, Meyerbeer’s Le … Continue reading Robert Letellier interviewed by Jean Michel Pennetier in Forumopera

Book review: Traditional Songs and Music of the Korçë Region of Albania

When I visited Albania for the first time, I was surprised when I heard wonderful Greek bouzouki rebetiko songs renowned in Greece, from a pair of heavy loudspeakers  in the central square  of Korce - an Albanian  street seller  had put them on. It was only after reading Eno Koço’s book that I realised how … Continue reading Book review: Traditional Songs and Music of the Korçë Region of Albania

Book review: Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age

The aim of Music Glocalization is to provide an international readership with a collection of chapters authored by scholars on the subject of globalization, localization, and music. Globalization and localization, two opposite processes of change, can be accommodated within the framework of musical development in diverse social, technological, cultural, and national contexts. This book offers … Continue reading Book review: Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age

Giacomo Meyerbeer: A Critical Life and Iconography

This reviewer suspects that most Meyerbeer ‘opera buffs’, will be familiar with a basic outline of his life and the dating of the openings of his main grand operas. The author goes further and embraces much of Meyerbeer’s less well known music. But there is so much more in this very fine biography, whose scholarship … Continue reading Giacomo Meyerbeer: A Critical Life and Iconography

Book Review: The Bible in Music

Robert Letellier's productivity and his wonderful understanding of music, history, religion and context of time and place with regards to composition is brilliantly brought to the fore in this beautifully produced book, which offers such a wealth of easily digestible information. It is also a superior reference book for anybody interested in the topic at … Continue reading Book Review: The Bible in Music

Book Announcement: The Orient in Music – Music of the Orient

The Orient in Music - Music of the Orient now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Orient in Music - Music of the Orient, edited by Małgorzata Grajter. “OM”, a fundamental meditation sound present in the cultures of Buddhism, is a syllable full of philosophical and … Continue reading Book Announcement: The Orient in Music – Music of the Orient

Book Announcement: Richard Genée’s The Royal Middy (Der Seekadett)

Richard Genée's The Royal Middy (Der Seekadett) now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Richard Genée's The Royal Middy (Der Seekadett), edited by Dario Salvi. In 1876, Richard Genée, the busiest and arguably best Viennese operetta librettist collaborated, this time as a composer, with Camillo Walzel on … Continue reading Book Announcement: Richard Genée’s The Royal Middy (Der Seekadett)