Puccini Companion

Puccini Companion

by William Weaver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393320529

ISBN-13: 9780393320527

Pub. Date: 05/01/1962

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

This informative volume offers 27 photographs and drawings, select bibliographies, a chronology of Puccini’s life and works, a dramatis personae of the countless individuals who played a role in Puccini’s career, a list of first performances, and plot summaries of all the operas.
What forces helped shape the output of this high-living, often arrogant

Overview

This informative volume offers 27 photographs and drawings, select bibliographies, a chronology of Puccini’s life and works, a dramatis personae of the countless individuals who played a role in Puccini’s career, a list of first performances, and plot summaries of all the operas.
What forces helped shape the output of this high-living, often arrogant, but immensely talented composer? This fascinating collection includes Simonetta Puccini's essay full of intimate details about her family, as well as writings by experts on the racist politics behind the creation of Madama Butterfly; Puccini's fascination with American culture as exemplified in Fanciulla del West; his grappling with twentieth-century musical practices in Trittico and Turandot; and the changes that early recording technology sparked in turn-of-the-century operatic performance style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393320527
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1962
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.91(d)

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