Giacomo Puccini

Author: Roger Flury
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810883295
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Author: Linda B. Fairtile
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135592411
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Puccini Handbuch

Author: Richard Erkens
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3476054411
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die Opern Giacomo Puccinis rangieren seit mehr als hundert Jahren an Spitzenpositionen des weltweiten Repertoires. Tosca, Butterfly oder Turandot faszinieren noch heute, ebenso wie die Genialität der kantablen Erfindung Puccinis. Das Handbuch bietet Artikel zu allen Werken, die eingebettet sind in Beiträge zur Biografie, zur Politik-, Kultur- und Operngeschichte Italiens und zum transnationalen Einfluss von Puccinis Werk. Neben der Rezeptionsgeschichte bis hin zu gegenwärtigen Inszenierungen liegen die Schwerpunkte auf Fragen der Werkentstehung, der Librettisten, der Vers-, Form-, Melodie- und Klangbildungen sowie der Besonderheiten von Musikdramaturgie und Szene. Erstmalig bündelt das Handbuch die Erkenntnisse der internationalen Forschung, die manch vertraut geglaubte Werkfassung und Lebensepisode revidiert hat.

Giacomo Puccini

Author: Conrad Wilson (music critic.)
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN:
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Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) is perhaps the world's most popular composer of operas. Works such as La boheme and Madama Butterfly have a universal appeal and are an essential part of the repertoire of every major opera house. With Turandot, completed after his death, Puccini composed the last Italian work in the genre to hold a firm place in the international repertoire. Although he composed a handful of non-operatic works, his fame rests entirely on his operas, beginning with the gothic Le villi (1884) and reaching a peak of success with Boheme, Tosca and Butterfly. He is renowned above all for his gift as a melodist, but he was also a new force in musical drama, and possessed a tremendous sense of theatre. The author draws attention to the felicity, daring and extraordinary colouring of Puccini's music, and counters the view that he was a retrogressive who through his choice of harrowing subject matter aimed to shock. His effects may often have been described as 'calculated', but he wrote with an emotional tenderness and a powerful sense of theatricality for which he has not always been given full credit. His many relationships with women were an influence on his music and he was one of the greatest creators of operatic heroines, commemorating them in music that played directly on the heartstrings. The contradictions in Puccini's personality - that he was a man who revelled in the affluent lifestyle and worldly success his operas brought him, yet remained insecure about his creative powers - are fully explored in this biography which is a polemical, passionate and rational attempt to set the man from Lucca among the immortal greats.

The Victor Black Label Discography

Author: John Richard Bolig
Publisher: Mainspring Pr
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Complete discographical details of all issued and unissued 16000-17000 Series Victor black label 78 records, compiled from the original Victor Talking Machine Co. files, catalogs, and discs. Includes illustrated historical introduction and artist and title indexes.

Madam Butterfly

Author: Giacomo Puccini
Publisher: Oneworld Classics
ISBN:
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The English National Opera Guides were originally conceived in partnership with the English National Opera and edited by Nicholas John, the ENO's dramaturg, who died tragically in an accident in the Alps. Most of the guides are devoted to a single opera, which is described in detail--with many articles that cover its history and information about the composer and his times. The complete libretto is included in both the original language and in a modern singing translation--except where the opera was written in English. Each has a thematic guide to the most important musical themes in musical notation and each guide is lavishly illustrated. They also contain a bibliography and a discography which is updated at each reprint. The ENO guides are widely regarded as the best series of their kind and excellent value.

Turandot Giacomo Puccini

Author: Giacomo Puccini
Publisher: Calder Publications Limited
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The English National Opera Guides were originally conceived in partnership with the English National Opera and edited by Nicholas John, the ENO's dramaturg, who died tragically in an accident in the Alps. Most of the guides are devoted to a single opera, which is described in detail—with many articles that cover its history and information about the composer and his times. The complete libretto is included in both the original language and in a modern singing translation—except where the opera was written in English. Each has a thematic guide to the most important musical themes in musical notation and each guide is lavishly illustrated. They also contain a bibliography and a discography which is updated at each reprint. The ENO guides are widely regarded as the best series of their kind and excellent value.