Seven Verdi Librettos

Seven Verdi Librettos

by William Weaver
     
 
Verdi, like most great opera composers, attached supreme importance to the words he was setting to music. The listener, if he is to understand opera fully, should understand the situations, the shades of emotion, the nuances of characterization described in the music. William Weaver's translations of seven of the greatest Verdi operas are designed for maximum fidelity

Overview

Verdi, like most great opera composers, attached supreme importance to the words he was setting to music. The listener, if he is to understand opera fully, should understand the situations, the shades of emotion, the nuances of characterization described in the music. William Weaver's translations of seven of the greatest Verdi operas are designed for maximum fidelity to the immediate word. Eschewing artistic renderings, Mr. Weaver offers, on facing pages, exact translations and the corresponding Italian text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393021813
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1975
Pages:
689
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.73(d)

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