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The life of Verdi

Author: John Rosselli
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Musical lives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Verdi's long life spanned Napoleonic rule and the age of broadcasting. He was the last great composer to give direct voice to basic human emotions, yet he was not always as straightforward as the directness of his work suggests: he was neither the uneducated peasant he claimed to be nor the conservative nationalist he seemed to become in his later years. In this new biography, John Rosselli traces the life and work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Rosselli
ISBN: 0521660114 9780521660112 052166957X 9780521669573
OCLC Number: 42923668
Description: x, 204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: truth and theatre --
The innkeeper's son, 1813-1842: Oberto to Nabucco --
The galley slave, 1842-1847: Nabucco to Macbeth --
Turning-points, 1847-49: I masnadieri to La battaglia di Legnano --
The people's composer, 1849-1859: Luisa Miller to Un ballo in maschera --
Complications, 1859-1872: La forza del destino, Don Carlos, and Aida --
Evergreen, 1872-1901: the Requiem, Otello and Falstaff.
Series Title: Musical lives.
Responsibility: John Rosselli.
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Relates the life of a boldly innovative composer whose operas still fill theatres today.  Read more...

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