Vincenzo Bellini: A Guide to Research

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This comprehensive bibliography and research guide details all the works currently available on Vincenzo Bellini, the Italian opera composer best known for his work Norma, which is still regularly performed today at Covent Garden and by regional opera companies. 2001, the bicentennial anniversary of Bellini's death, saw several concerts and recordings of his work, raising his academic profile. This volume aims to meet the research needs of all students of Bellini in particular.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815338055
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1 Bellini's Life and Career 1
Outline of Key Events in His Life 1
Completed Operas; Casts of Premieres 8
2 Bibliographies, Works-Lists, Catalogues 11
3 Nineteenth-Century Assessments and Impressions 17
4 Biographical Studies 33
Encyclopedia and Dictionary Articles 33
Bellini Giovane - Origins, Youth in Catania, Early Compositions, Education in Naples 36
Character Studies from the Nineteenth Century 40
Circumstances Surrounding Bellini's Death and Burial 43
Necrologies: Elegies and Homages upon Bellini's Death 45
Homages and Reports upon the Transfer of Bellini's Remains from Paris to Catania, 1876 47
Biographical and Character Studies Surrounding the Bellini Centenaries (ca. 1901 and ca. 1935) 49
Biographical and Character Studies after ca. 1935 58
5 Letters and Documents 65
6 Libretto and Literary Source Studies; Historical and Cultural Studies 75
7 Exhibition Catalogues; Conferences; Congress Reports; Special Publications; Iconographies 85
8 General Aspects of Musical Style: Aesthetics, Analysis, Performance Practice, Influences, Compositional Process 95
9 Manuscript Studies; Collections; Collected Edition: Critical Evaluation of Editions of Bellini's Works; Editors, Publishing Firms 113
10 Studies of Individual Operas and Bellini's Non-Operatic Works 119
11 Bellini's Interpreters; Histories of Theaters; Bel Canto Style; Production Aspects 165
12 Discographies (Including Discography of Bellini's Operas, in chronological order), Videographies, and Reviews of Recordings 177
13 Special Topics, Focuses, Related Studies 195
14 Glossary of People Associated with Bellini 207
Index of Authors, Editors, Translators, and Reviewers 215
Index of Names and Subjects 224
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