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The Cambridge companion to Verdi / edited by Scott L. Balthazar. [electronic resource]
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
1 online resource (xxvi, 336 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
Criticism and interpretation
Balthazar, Scott Leslie
Cambridge companions to music.
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This 2004 Companion provides a biographical, theatrical and social-cultural background for Verdi's music, examines in detail important general aspects of its style and method of composing, and synthesizes stylistic themes in discussions of representative works. Aspects of Verdi's milieu, style, creative process and critical reception are explored in essays by highly reputed specialists. Individual chapters address themes in Verdi's life, his role in transforming the theater business, and his relationship to Italian Romanticism and the Risorgimento. Chapters on four operas representative of the different stages of Verdi's career, Ernani, Rigoletto, Don Carlos and Otello synthesize analytical themes introduced in the more general chapters and illustrate the richness of Verdi's creativity. The Companion also includes chapters on Verdi's non-operatic songs and other music, his creative process, and scholarly writing about Verdi from the nineteenth-century to the present day.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Verdi's life : a thematic biography / Mary Jane Phillips-Matz
The Italian theatre of Verdi's day / Alessandro Roccatagliati
Verdi, Italian Romanticism, and the risorgimento / Mary Ann Smart
The forms of set pieces / Scott L. Balthazar
New currents in the libretto / Fabrizio Della Seta
Words and music / Emanuele Senici
French influences / Andreas Giger
Structural coherence / Steven Huebner
Instrumental music in Verdi's operas / David Kimbell
Verdi's non-operatic works / Roberta Montemorra Marvin
Ernani : the tenor in crisis / Rosa Solinas
"Ch'hai di nuovo, buffon?", or, What's new with Rigoletto / Cormac Newark
Verdi's Don Carlos : an overview of the operas / Harold Powers
Desdemona's alienation and Otello's fall / Scott L. Balthazar
An introduction to Verdi's working methods / Luke Jensen
Verdi criticism / Gregory W. Harwood.
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The Cambridge companion to Verdi / edited by Scott L. Balthazar.