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The Cambridge companion to Verdi, edited by Scott L. Balthazar

Label
The Cambridge companion to Verdi
Title
The Cambridge companion to Verdi
Statement of responsibility
edited by Scott L. Balthazar
Title variation
Companion to Verdi
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This Companion provides an accessible biographical, theatrical, and social-cultural background for Verdi's music, examines in detail important general aspects of its style and method of composition, and discusses stylistic themes in reviews 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 theatre 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 writing about Verdi from the nineteenth century to the present day."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
780.92
Illustrations
music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.V4
LC item number
C36 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Balthazar, Scott Leslie
Series statement
Cambridge companions to music
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Composers
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
Label
The Cambridge companion to Verdi, edited by Scott L. Balthazar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1: Personal, cultural and political context:
  • 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
  • Andreas Giger
  • Structural coherence
  • Steven Huebner
  • Instrumental music in Verdi's operas
  • David Kimbell
  • Verdi's non-operatic works
  • Roberta Montemorra Marvin
  • Part 2: The style of Verdi's operas and non-operatic works:
  • The forms of set pieces
  • Scott L. Balthazar
  • New currents in the libretto
  • Fabrizio Della Seta
  • Words and music
  • Emanuele Senici
  • French influences
  • Scott L. Balthazar
  • Part 3: Representative operas:
  • 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
  • Part 4: Creation and critical reception:
  • An introduction to Verdi's working methods
  • Luke Jensen
  • Verdi criticism
  • Gregory W. Harwood
Control code
52055090
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780521635356
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
music
Label
The Cambridge companion to Verdi, edited by Scott L. Balthazar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1: Personal, cultural and political context:
  • 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
  • Andreas Giger
  • Structural coherence
  • Steven Huebner
  • Instrumental music in Verdi's operas
  • David Kimbell
  • Verdi's non-operatic works
  • Roberta Montemorra Marvin
  • Part 2: The style of Verdi's operas and non-operatic works:
  • The forms of set pieces
  • Scott L. Balthazar
  • New currents in the libretto
  • Fabrizio Della Seta
  • Words and music
  • Emanuele Senici
  • French influences
  • Scott L. Balthazar
  • Part 3: Representative operas:
  • 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
  • Part 4: Creation and critical reception:
  • An introduction to Verdi's working methods
  • Luke Jensen
  • Verdi criticism
  • Gregory W. Harwood
Control code
52055090
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780521635356
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
music

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