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MEYERBEER, Giacomo (1791-1864)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1249 7379
Held at: Royal College of Music
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Full title: MEYERBEER, Giacomo (1791-1864)
Date(s): 1824-1860
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Meyerbeer | Giacomo | 1791-1864 | German composer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Giacomo Meyerbeer (born Jacob Liebmann Beer), 1791-1864, was the most frequently performed operatic composer during the 19th century. Major works include Il Crotiato in Egitto, 1824; Robert le Diable, 1831; Les Hugenots, 1836; Ein Feldlager de Schliessen, 1844; Le Prophete, 1849 and L'africaine, 1865. He composed much other music in a variety of styles and forms including concerti and church music.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters (10) and papers of or relating to Giacomo Meyerbeer, including to Giovanni Ricordi, 29 Jun 1824; to Leopold Ganz, 17 May 1847; to Jean-Antoine-Just Géraldy, c1850; to Annette Le Brun, ?before 1854; to James Steuart Bowes, ?1854; to C L Gruneisen, [14 Apr 1860]. With two testimonials for Leopold Ganz, 1845.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Usual conditions of the Library of the Royal College of Music apply. See the RCM website or contact the RCM Library for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying is permitted at the discretion of the Archivist for research purposes only.

Finding aids:

A detailed entry is given in the supplement to volume 3 of the Manuscripts catalogue in the library of the Royal College of Music.

Archival Information

Archival history:

This collection was brought together from a number of different sources by Oliver Davies, Royal College of Music, and contains his notes on content, translation and provenance of individual items.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

RCM holds Sir August Manns autograph book which contains a letter from Meyerbeer (Ref: MS 6925).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Robert Baxter as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project. Source; article on Meyerbeer by Matthias Brzoskca, Grove Dictionary of Music.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jul 2002

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