Memoirs of Rossini: By the Author of the Lives of Haydn and Mozart

Overview

Marie-Henri Beyle (1783–1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal, is remembered today for such novels as Le Rouge et le Noir. Over the course of his life, he wrote in a variety of literary genres and under a multitude of names, or anonymously. Reissued here is the 1824 English translation of his Vie de Rossini of the same year, which was accused of being partly plagiarised from Giuseppe Carpani's Le Rossiniane, following similar claims regarding his biographies of Haydn and Mozart (which are also reissued ...
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Overview

Marie-Henri Beyle (1783–1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal, is remembered today for such novels as Le Rouge et le Noir. Over the course of his life, he wrote in a variety of literary genres and under a multitude of names, or anonymously. Reissued here is the 1824 English translation of his Vie de Rossini of the same year, which was accused of being partly plagiarised from Giuseppe Carpani's Le Rossiniane, following similar claims regarding his biographies of Haydn and Mozart (which are also reissued together in translation in this series). Best known for William Tell and The Barber of Seville, Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868) was by far the most popular opera composer of his day, adored by his public. Colourful, vigorous and forthright, Stendhal's brilliant though somewhat unreliable biography offers an opinionated contemporary critique of 'Signor Crescendo'.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781108063791
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/22/2013
  • Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Music
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Note by the translator; Introduction; 1. Rossini's family; 2. Rossini at Venice; 3. Rossini at Venice (cont.); 4. Rossini at Milan; 5. Rossini revisits Pesaro; 6. The impressario and his theatre; 7. Rossini accepts an engagement at Milan; 8. Rossini at Milan; 9. Rossini accepts an engagement at Naples; 10. Rossini at Rome; 11. Rossini returns to Naples; 12. Rossini returns to Rome; 13. Rossini returns to Naples; 14. Of the revolution caused by Rossini in song; 15. Ricciardo e Zoraide; 16. Rossini goes to Milan; 17. On the style of Rossini; 18. Opinions of Rossini relative to contemporary composers; A chronological list of Rossini's works.
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