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La Boheme in Full Score
     

La Boheme in Full Score

by Giacomo Puccini
 

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"La Bohème is perhaps Puccini's most nearly perfect opera." — Hughes, Famous Puccini Operas.
It has long been one of the world's most beloved musical works — an instantly enchanting blend of charm, warmth, gaiety, and pathos, brought to vibrant life by Puccini's sparkling, lighthearted score. La Bohème, based on Henri

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"La Bohème is perhaps Puccini's most nearly perfect opera." — Hughes, Famous Puccini Operas.
It has long been one of the world's most beloved musical works — an instantly enchanting blend of charm, warmth, gaiety, and pathos, brought to vibrant life by Puccini's sparkling, lighthearted score. La Bohème, based on Henri Murger's novel Scènes de la Vie de Bohème, was first performed at the Teatro Regio, Turin, in 1896. It soon became a staple of the operatic repertoire and has remained so ever since. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians notes that "Puccini's music reflects the alternate gaiety and pathos of Murger's novel with a truth and sincerity to which no name but that of genius can be applied."
Now musicians, opera enthusiasts, and all music lovers can enjoy the full score of this wonderful masterpiece in a sturdy, attractive volume. Reprinted complete and unabridged from an authoritative Italian edition, with English translations of the lists of characters and instruments and a new table of contents, this edition offers an inexpensive, high-quality score ideal for reading and study. It is a valuable aid to the full enjoyment of a unique and lasting musical landmark.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486254777
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
10/01/1987
Series:
Dover Vocal Scores Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.23(h) x 0.96(d)

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La Bohème

IN FULL SCORE


By GIACOMO PUCCINI

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 2014 Dover Publications, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-17244-6



CHAPTER 1

ACT ONE

IN SOFFITTA

Ampia finestra dalla quale si scorge una distesa di tetti coperti di neve. A sinistra un camino. Una tavola, un armadietto, una piccola libreria, quattro sedie, un cavalletto da pittore, un letto : libri sparsi, molti fasci di carte, due candelieri. Uscio nel mezzo, altro a sinistra.

CHAPTER 2

AL QUARTIERE LATINO

Un crocicchio di vie: nel largo vi prende forma di piazzale : botteghe, venditori di ogni grenere-da un lato il Caffè Momus.

CHAPTER 3

LA BARRIERA D'ENFER

Al di là della barriera il boulevard esterno e,nell'estremo fondo,la route d'Orleans che si perde lontana frale alte case e la nebbia e bruma del febbraio; al di qua, a sinistra, un Cabaré ed il piccolo largo della barriera, a destra il boulevard d'Enfer; a sinistra quello di S Jacques.

A destra pure la imboccatura di rue d'Enfer che mette in pieno Quartier Latino.

Il Cabaré ha per insegna il quadro di Marcello «Il passaggio del Mar Rosso», ma sotto invece a. larghi caratteri vi è dipinto «Al porto di Marsiglia)». Ai lati della porta vi sona pure dipinti a fresco un turco e uno zuavo con una enorme corona d'alloro intorno al fez. Alla parete del Cabaré, che guarda verso la barriera,una finestra a pian terreno donde esce luce.

I platani che costeggiano il largo della barriera, grigi, alti e hi lunghi filari,dal largo si dipartono diagonalmente verso i due boulevards. Fra platano e platano sedili di marmo. È il febbraio, al finire; la neve è dappertutto.

All'alzarsi della tela la scena è immersa nella incertezza della luce della primissima alba. Seduti avanti ad un braciere stanno sonnecchiando i Doganieri. Dal Cabaré, ad intervalli, grida, cozzi di bicchieri, risate.

CHAPTER 4

IN SOFFITTA

Come nel Quadro Primo


(Continues...)

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Meet the Author

Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) created La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Turandot,Tosca, and other beloved operas. He was the most popular opera composer in the world at the time of his death, and his works remain standards of the repertoire.

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