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Puccini : a biography

Author: Mary Jane Phillips-Matz
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Descended from four generations of distinguished composers and organists, Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) was driven by family tradition and an ambitious mother to pursue a career that brought him worldwide recognition as the greatest composer of Italian opera after Giuseppe Verdi. But behind the brilliant creator of such lasting works as La Boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La Fanciulla del West, La Rondine, and
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Phillips-Matz, Mary Jane.
Puccini.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2002
(OCoLC)639335289
Named Person: Giacomo Puccini; Giacomo Puccini; Giacomo Puccini
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Jane Phillips-Matz
ISBN: 1555535305 9781555535308
OCLC Number: 50028594
Description: xxi, 343 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: A musical dynasty 1600-1880 --
Milan and the old guard: 1880-1883 --
Le Willis, later called Le Villi: 1884-1886 --
Edgar, Elvira, and Antonio: 1886-1889 --
Manon Lescaut: 1890-1893 --
La Bohm̈e: 1893-1898 --
Tosca: 1887-1900 --
Madama butterfly: 1900-1906 --
The international celebrity at home and abroad: 1905-1908 --
La Fanciulla del West and beyond: 1908-1913 --
La Rondine, war, and Il Trittico: 1913-1920 --
The unfinished Turandot: spring 1919-November 1924.
Responsibility: Mary Jane Phillips-Matz.

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