By Scott L. Balthazar

ISBN-10: 0521632285

ISBN-13: 9780521632287

ISBN-10: 0521635357

ISBN-13: 9780521635356

This 2004 spouse presents a biographical, theatrical and social-cultural heritage for Verdi's tune, examines intimately vital common features of its type and approach to composing, and synthesizes stylistic subject matters in discussions of consultant works. facets of Verdi's milieu, type, inventive method and important reception are explored in essays through hugely reputed experts. person chapters tackle subject matters in Verdi's existence, his function in remodeling the theater company, and his courting to Italian Romanticism and the Risorgimento. Chapters on 4 operas consultant of the several phases of Verdi's profession, Ernani, Rigoletto, Don Carlos and Otello synthesize analytical subject matters brought within the extra basic chapters and illustrate the richness of Verdi's creativity. The better half additionally contains chapters on Verdi's non-operatic songs and different track, his artistic technique, and scholarly writing approximately Verdi from the nineteenth-century to the current day.

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