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The Resource Music in the theater : essays on Verdi and other composers, Pierluigi Petrobelli ; with translations by Roger Parker

Music in the theater : essays on Verdi and other composers, Pierluigi Petrobelli ; with translations by Roger Parker

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Music in the theater : essays on Verdi and other composers
Title
Music in the theater
Title remainder
essays on Verdi and other composers
Statement of responsibility
Pierluigi Petrobelli ; with translations by Roger Parker
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Well known for having generated new interest in Verdi as a subtle and elaborate musical thinker, Pierluigi Petrobelli offers here lively, penetrating explanations of how music in the theater works: Why is it that only a few operas constitute the standard repertory of all opera houses throughout the world, to the constant delight of their audiences? What makes these operas as effective today as they were at the time of their creation? Is there a governing principle in their organization and structure? In this collection of essays, most of which appear in English for the first time, Petrobelli answers these questions by presenting historical facts and analyzing specific operas, mainly by Verdi, in terms of musical organization and dramaturgical conventions. From the exploration of clearly detectable stylistic models - Rossini's Mose for Verdi's Nabucco, and the first act finale of Don Giovanni for the opening scene of Rigoletto - the essays move to the study of Verdi's compositional process as revealed by the sketches for Alzira, I due Foscari, and Rigoletto. Unifying musical devices are discussed in essays on Il trovatore and Macbeth. Using Aida and La forvza del destino, Petrobelli builds toward a theory based on three elements of communication within opera: the dramatic structure, the libretto and its metrical arrangement, and the score. The volume culminates with the application of these analytic tools to the opening of Gluck's Alceste and the making of Bellini's I puritani
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Cataloging source
E7B
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Petrobelli, Pierluigi
Dewey number
782.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
LC call number
ML410.V4
LC item number
P28 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
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Parker, Roger
Series statement
  • Princeton legacy library
  • Princeton studies in opera
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  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • Opera
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • Opera
  • Opera's
  • Componisten
  • Oper
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Geschichte 1750-1880
Label
Music in the theater : essays on Verdi and other composers, Pierluigi Petrobelli ; with translations by Roger Parker
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. From Rossini's Mose to Verdi's Nabucco -- 2. Verdi and Don Giovanni: On the Opening Scene of Rigoletto -- 3. Remarks on Verdi's Composing Process -- 4. Thoughts for Alzira -- 5. Toward an Explanation of the Dramatic Structure of Il trovatore -- 6. Music in the Theater (apropos of Aida, Act III) -- 7. More on the Three "Systems": The First Act of La forza del destino -- 8. Verdi's Musical Thought: An Example from Macbeth -- 9. The Musico-Dramatic Conception of Gluck's Alceste (1767) -- 10. Notes on Bellini's Poetics: Apropos of I puritani -- 11. Bellini and Paisiello: Further Documents on the Birth of I puritani
Control code
889254448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 192 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400863778
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt739b15
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889254448
Label
Music in the theater : essays on Verdi and other composers, Pierluigi Petrobelli ; with translations by Roger Parker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. From Rossini's Mose to Verdi's Nabucco -- 2. Verdi and Don Giovanni: On the Opening Scene of Rigoletto -- 3. Remarks on Verdi's Composing Process -- 4. Thoughts for Alzira -- 5. Toward an Explanation of the Dramatic Structure of Il trovatore -- 6. Music in the Theater (apropos of Aida, Act III) -- 7. More on the Three "Systems": The First Act of La forza del destino -- 8. Verdi's Musical Thought: An Example from Macbeth -- 9. The Musico-Dramatic Conception of Gluck's Alceste (1767) -- 10. Notes on Bellini's Poetics: Apropos of I puritani -- 11. Bellini and Paisiello: Further Documents on the Birth of I puritani
Control code
889254448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 192 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400863778
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt739b15
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889254448

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