RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 52055090 LA English T1 The Cambridge companion to Verdi A1 Balthazar, Scott Leslie., PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge; New York YR 2004 SN 0521632285 9780521632287 0521635357 9780521635356 AB "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."--BOOK JACKET.