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The sounds of Paris in Verdi's La Traviata

Author: Emilio Sala; Delia Casadei
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Cambridge studies in opera.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Emilio Sala uses rare documents and images to re-examine Verdi's La traviata in the cultural context of mid-nineteenth-century Paris.

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Named Person: Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emilio Sala; Delia Casadei
ISBN: 9781107009011 1107009014
OCLC Number: 818659781
Language Note: Translated to English from Italian.
Description: xv, 206 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Verdi and the Parisian boulevard theatre --
Verdi in Paris --
Le Chiffonnier de Paris --
Le Chevalier de Maison-Rouge --
Monte-Cristo --
Robert Macaire --
Le Pasteur ou L'Evangile et le foyer --
2. Images and sounds in waltz (and polka) time --
The lady of the camellias --
The waltz --
The polka --
`A vaguely "Spanish" character' --
The lorette --
The camellia --
Interferences and condensations --
3. Motifs of reminiscence and musical dramaturgy --
The `fatted ox' --
La Dame aux camelias at the Vaudeville --
Act --
The rest of the play --
Other musical deaths --
Cross-pollinations, actualisations, backdating --
System variants --
Violetta's body and her `musical gestures' --
Coda --
`Oom, oom-pah-pah-oom' --
Musicology and ethnomusicology.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in opera.
Other Titles: Valzer delle camelie.
Responsibility: Emilio Sala ; translated by Delia Casadei.

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