Aspects of Verdi

George Whitney Martin


Aspects of Verdi

Aspects of Verdi

  • Title: Aspects of Verdi
  • Author: George Whitney Martin
  • ISBN: 9780396088431
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Hardcover



This collection of original essays ranges widely among the composer s interests and achievements from his religious views to his skill as a cook, from the politics that galvanized him to the poetry that inspired him, from his earliest compositions to his final masterwork, Falstaff, completed at the age of 80 Drawing on original research and scholarship, this book also coThis collection of original essays ranges widely among the composer s interests and achievements from his religious views to his skill as a cook, from the politics that galvanized him to the poetry that inspired him, from his earliest compositions to his final masterwork, Falstaff, completed at the age of 80 Drawing on original research and scholarship, this book also contains two of Verdi s early works, never before published in this form a translated collection of his letters, also heretofore unpublished the text of the Requiem with indications of Verdi s emphases and a directory of his operas with sources, casts, theatres, and premiere dates.


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This is a wide-ranging collection of essays on Verdi and his art. These essays discuss literary influences, not only Shakespeare but Schiller as well. There are analyses of some of the important musical moments in his operas like the "curse" in Rigoletto. Even Verdi and food is a topic along with political and religious aspects of his musical output. There are valuable appendices that include some previously unpublished letters and a listing of all of his operas. Notes and a bibliography of work [...]


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