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The Puccini problem : opera, nationalism and modernity

Author: Alexandra Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge studies in opera.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first detailed investigation of the reception and cultural contexts of Puccini's music, this book offers a fresh view of this historically important but frequently overlooked composer. Wilson's study explores the ways in which Puccini's music and persona were held up as both the antidote to and the embodiment of the decadence widely felt to be afflicting late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Italy, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Giacomo Puccini; Giacomo Puccini; Giacomo Puccini; Giacomo Puccini; Giacomo Puccini
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Wilson
ISBN: 0521856884 9780521856881 0521106370 9780521106375
OCLC Number: 74988017
Awards: Winner of American Musicological Society Lewis Lockwood Award 2008.
Description: xii, 321 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Inventing an Italian composer --
La bohème : organicism, progress and the press --
Tosca : truth and lies --
A frame without a canvas : Madama Butterfly and the superficial --
Torrefranca versus Puccini --
The Italian composer as internationalist --
A suitable ending?
Series Title: Cambridge studies in opera.
Responsibility: Alexandra Wilson.
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Review of the hardback: 'As accessible as Puccini's music itself ... a book that can engage both scholars and the opera-going public.' Musical Times Review of the hardback: 'Extensively researched Read more...

 
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