The Operas of Verdi: Volume 2: From Il Trovatore to La Forza del Destino / Edition 2

The Operas of Verdi: Volume 2: From Il Trovatore to La Forza del Destino / Edition 2

by Julian Budden
     
 


Volume Two covers those works written during the decadence of the post-Rossini period. During this time, Verdi, having exhausted the vein of simple lyricism to be found in Il Trovatore and La Traviata, achieved self-renewal in direct confrontation with the masters of the Paris Opera with his Les Vêpres Siciliennes. A new scale andSee more details below

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Volume Two covers those works written during the decadence of the post-Rossini period. During this time, Verdi, having exhausted the vein of simple lyricism to be found in Il Trovatore and La Traviata, achieved self-renewal in direct confrontation with the masters of the Paris Opera with his Les Vêpres Siciliennes. A new scale and variety of musical thought can be sensed in the Italian operas that follow, culminating in La Forza del Destino.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198162629
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.18(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1The Collapse of a Tradition1
2Formation of the Mature Style33
3Il Trovatore57
4La Traviata113
5Les Vepres Siciliennes167
6Simon Boccanegra243
7Aroldo335
8Un Ballo in maschera359
9In Forza del destino425
Index523

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