Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini
Author: Linda B. Fairtile
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-10-08
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781135592349

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Giacomo Puccini Tosca

Giacomo Puccini  Tosca
Author: Mosco Carner
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 165
Release: 1985-09-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0521296617

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A guide for opera goers to Tosca, which includes a synopsis of the plot and discussions on style.

Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini
Author: Roger Flury
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 934
Release: 2012-06-21
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780810883291

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In Giacomo Puccini: A Discography, librarian and music historian Roger Flury brings together information on nearly 10,000 recordings of Giacomo Puccini's music. Flury looks at each of Puccini's operas chronologically from Le Villi to Turandot, followed by sections on Puccini's instrumental, chamber, orchestral, and solo vocal works. Details of each complete opera are listed by recording date, followed by excerpts in the order in which they occur in the opera. Recordings of each aria are listed alphabetically by the name of the artist. For ease of use, Flury establishes as the main criteria for inclusion those recordings assigned a commercial issue number and available for purchase, ensuring that this audio recording history of Puccini is free of gaps.

Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini
Author: Conrad Wilson
Publsiher: Phaidon Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-04-23
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0714847755

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With works such as La Bohème and Madame Butterfly Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) created some of the world’s most popular and widely performed operas. His colourful orchestrations, beautiful melodies, rare theatrical sensibility and often daring choices of subject matter combined to produce timeless stage works that continue to appeal to a broad audience. In this powerful biography, Conrad Wilson examines this great composer’s works and the ways in which they were influenced by his many relationships with women and his contradictory personality.

Giacomo Puccini and His World

Giacomo Puccini and His World
Author: Arman Schwartz,Emanuele Senici
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016-08-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780691172866

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Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) is the world's most frequently performed operatic composer, yet he is only beginning to receive serious scholarly attention. In Giacomo Puccini and His World, an international roster of music specialists, several writing on Puccini for the first time, offers a variety of new critical perspectives on the composer and his works. Containing discussions of all of Puccini’s operas from Manon Lescaut (1893) to Turandot (1926), this volume aims to move beyond clichés of the composer as a Romantic epigone and to resituate him at the heart of early twentieth-century musical modernity. This collection’s essays explore Puccini’s engagement with spoken theater and operetta, and with new technologies like photography and cinema. Other essays consider the philosophical problems raised by "realist" opera, discuss the composer’s place in a variety of cosmopolitan formations, and reevaluate Puccini’s orientalism and his complex interactions with the Italian fascist state. A rich array of primary source material, including previously unpublished letters and documents, provides vital information on Puccini’s interactions with singers, conductors, and stage directors, and on the early reception of the verismo movement. Excerpts from Fausto Torrefranca’s notorious Giacomo Puccini and International Opera, perhaps the most vicious diatribe ever directed against the composer, appear here in English for the first time. The contributors are Micaela Baranello, Leon Botstein, Alessandra Campana, Delia Casadei, Ben Earle, Elaine Fitz Gibbon, Walter Frisch, Michele Girardi, Arthur Groos, Steven Huebner, Ellen Lockhart, Christopher Morris, Arman Schwartz, Emanuele Senici, and Alexandra Wilson.

Puccini

Puccini
Author: Julian Budden
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005-09-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780195346251

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Julian Budden, one of the world's foremost scholars of Italian opera and author of a monumental three-volume study of Verdi's works, now offers music lovers a major new biography of one of the giants of Italian opera, Giacomo Puccini. Blending astute musical analysis with a colorful account of Puccini's life, here is an illuminating look at some of the most popular operas in the repertoire, including Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot. Budden provides an illuminating look at the process of putting an opera together, the cut-and-slash of nineteenth-century Italian opera--the struggle to find the right performers for the debut of La Boheme, Puccini's anxiety about completing Turandot (he in fact died of cancer before he did so), his animosity toward his rival Leoncavallo (whom he called Leonasino or "lion-ass"). Budden provides an informative analysis of the operas themselves, examining the music act by act. He highlights, among other things, the influence of Wagner on Puccini--alone among his Italian contemporaries, Puccini followed Wagner's example in bringing the motif into the forefront of his narrative, sometimes voicing the singer's unexpressed thoughts, sometimes sending out a signal to the audience of which the character is unaware. And Budden also paints an intriguing portrait of Puccini the man--talented but modest, a man who had friends from every walk of life: shopkeepers, priests, wealthy landowners, fellow artists. Affable, well mannered, gifted with a broad sense of fun, he rarely failed to charm all who met him. A new volume in the esteemed Master Musicians series, Puccini offers a masterful portrait of this beloved Italian composer.

Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini
Author: Wakeling Dry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 114
Release: 1906
Genre: Music
ISBN: STANFORD:36105042874789

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Born Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini, Italian composer Giacomo Puccini is considered one of the best operatic composers of all time. His life, career and works are detailed in this illustrated 1906 biography. Second to only Giuseppe Verdi during his career, Puccini composed great operas like La Boheme and Madame Butterfly, works that are still performed today. His later works are considered the best in his repertoire as they draw on realistic styles using a form called verismo.

Boh me

Boh  me
Author: Arthur Groos,Roger Parker,Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1986-08-07
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0521319137

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This guide presents a unique collection of critical, analytical and documentary essays on Puccini's most popular opera. It includes new studies on the background to Parisian bohemianism, Puccini's musical language, and the opera's stage history as well as the genesis of the opera, the structure of the libretto, and aspects of the work's reception.

Puccini

Puccini
Author: Julian Budden
Publsiher: Master Musicians Series
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780195179743

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Julian Budden provides a look at the process of putting an opera together, the cut-and-slash of nineteenth-century Italian opera, -the struggle to find the right performers for the debut of La Boheme, Puccini's anxiety about completing Turandot (he in fact died of cancer before he did so), and his animosity toward his rival Leoncavallo (whom he called Leonasino or "lion-ass"). Budden provides an analysis of the operas themselves, examining the music act by act. He highlights, among other things, the influence of Wagner on Puccini--alone among his Italian contemporaries, Puccini followed Wagner's example in bringing the motif into the forefront of his narrative, sometimes voicing the singer's unexpressed thoughts, sometimes sending out a signal to the audience of which the character is unaware. And Budden also paints a portrait of Puccini the man--talented but modest, a man who had friends from every walk of life: shopkeepers, priests, wealthy landowners, fellow artists. --From publisher's description.

Verdi and Puccini Heroines

Verdi and Puccini Heroines
Author: Geoffrey Edwards,Ryan Edwards
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2000-01-01
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781461674160

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New in paperback! This book comes at a time when opera-lovers, singers, directors, and critics alike are taking a new look at the dramatic soprano heroines created by Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini, endeavoring to delve beyond inherited scholarly interpretation and gain a richer understanding of these compelling female characters. Artistically limited by the bel canto musical tradition popular at the time, Verdi launched a new style dramma per musica which also demanded a new soprano archetype. This book illustrates the musical evolution of the Verdi and Puccini soprano while illuminating the dramatic scope and power of these great heroines. Avoiding critical reductionism, Verdi and Puccini Heroines provides an unprecedented and probing discussion of how these great soprano roles were conceived and executed. Accordingly, the authors take a three-dimensional look at these heroines, examining seven operas: Il Trovatore, La Forza del Destino, Aida, La Bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot. The chapters, which are fully self-contained analyses, contain translations, illustrative musical examples, supplementary notes, and references to each opera's literary sources. The musical analysis, while thorough, is descriptive and accessible to all levels of readers.

Puccini

Puccini
Author: Michele Girardi
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2002-11-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0226297586

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Puccini's operas are among the most popular and widely performed in the world, yet few books have examined his body of work from an analytical perspective. This volume remedies that lack in lively prose accessible to scholars and opera enthusiasts alike.

Puccini

Puccini
Author: Mary Jane Phillips-Matz,Co-Founder and Executive Board Member of the American Institute for Verdi Studies Mary Jane Phillips-Matz
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2002-10-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1555535305

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The author of Verdi turns her attention to the creator of La BohTme and Tosca, revealing Puccini to be a creative genius plagued by self-doubt and depression. (Biography)

Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini
Author: Dieter Schickling,Michael Kaye
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2003
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: UOM:39015056303269

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Il Trittico Turandot and Puccini s Late Style

Il Trittico  Turandot  and Puccini s Late Style
Author: Andrew Davis
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2010-09-09
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780253004727

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Giacomo Puccini is one of the most frequently performed and best loved of all operatic composers. In Il Trittico, Turandot, and Puccini's Late Style, Andrew Davis takes on the subject of Puccini's last two works to better understand how the composer creates meaning through the juxtaposition of the conventional and the unfamiliar -- situating Puccini in past operatic traditions and modern European musical theater. Davis asserts that hearing Puccini's late works within the context of la solita forma allows listeners to interpret the composer's expressive strategies. He examines Puccini's compositional language, with insightful analyses of melody, orchestration, harmony, voice-leading, and rhythm and meter.

Puccini Among Friends

Puccini Among Friends
Author: Vincent Seligman
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-04-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781473389069

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Puccini was an Italian, a musician, highly strung, temperamental, diffident and easily discouraged, changing quickly from exaltation to despair. Nearly all of Puccini's biographers remark on his distaste for writing letters, nevertheless when my mother died nearly two years ago I found amongst her papers more than seven hundred letters from him, all written during the last twenty years of his life. From these I have selected, in whole or in part, some three hundred letters to form the basis of this memoir. In no sense of the word can it be considered a formal biography, but rather a portrait, largely self-drawn, of a very lovable character, and the record of a singularly beautiful friendship.