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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Pietro Mascagni and his operas.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2002
|Named Person:||Pietro Mascagni; Pietro Mascagni; Pietro Mascagni|
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|Description:||xvi, 378 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface: In Search of Pietro Mascagni --
1. Becoming a Composer, 1863-1882 --
2. Student, Wandering Musician, and Guglielmo Ratcliff, 1882-1887 --
3. Cerignola and the Composition of Cavalleria rusticana, 1887-1890 --
4. The Triumph of Cavalleria rusticana and the Reinvention of Italian Opera --
5. Fame, Fortune, and L'Amico Fritz, 1890-1892 --
6. Back to Ratcliff, 1893-1895 --
7. New Directions and Iris, 1895-1898 --
8. Le Maschere and the Pesaro Disaster, 1899-1902 --
9. Travels, Troubles, and Amica 1902-1905 --
10. Illica, Isabeau, and Anna Lolli, 1905-1910 --
11. Isabeau, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and Parisina, 1911-1914 --
12. World War I and Lodoletta, 1914-1917 --
13. War, Social Strife, and Il Piccolo Marat, 1917-1921
"Combining serious biography with critical commentary, Mallach begins with the captivating story of Mascagni's rags-to-riches adventure, from his birth in Livorno in Tuscany, to his years as a vagabond musician, to the worldwide success of his breakthrough opera. He then traces Mascagni's private and professional life after Cavalleria, examining a prolific yet controversial career that was forever overshadowed by the work that had unexpectedly thrust him into the limelight. Mallach provides a full analysis of Mascagni's oeuvre and discusses his complex relationships with such Italian cultural and political figures as Edoardo Sonzogno, Giacomo Puccini, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Luigi Illica, and Benito Mussolini.
He also thoroughly chronicles Mascagni's bouts with manic depression, his marriage to Lina and devotion to their three children, his grueling schedule of concert and operatic tours, his patriotism and bitter opposition to Italy's involvement in both world wars, and his passionate love affair with Anna Lolli."--BOOK JACKET.