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Verdi's Macbeth : a sourcebook

Author: David Rosen; Andrew Porter
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Musical Score : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi
Document Type: Book, Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: David Rosen; Andrew Porter
ISBN: 0521265207 9780521265201
OCLC Number: 12511328
Language Note: English text, with correspondence in Italian and French with English translations.
Notes: Includes indexes.
English text, with correspondence in Italian and French with English translations.
Description: xvi, 527 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, music, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Letters and other documents. The Danville papers: Florence, 1847. José Verdi, Hercules Cavalli, and the Florence Macbeth / Mary Jane Phillips Matz ; Verdi's Macbeth and the Florentine critics / Leonardo Pinzauti --
Verdi, Shakespeare, and the libretto. The Shakespeare Verdi knew / William Weaver ; Madness, hallucination, and sleepwalking / Jonas Barish ; Observations on the genesis of Verdi's Macbeth / Francesco Degrada --
Paris, 1865. The Verdi-Escudier correspondence about Macbeth / Ursula Günther ; Macbeth in Paris : new iconographical documents / H. Robert Cohen --
Composition and performance. Toward a critical edition of Macbeth / Philip Gossett ; Observations on the autograph of Macbeth I / David Lawton ; Macbeth : notes on the instrumentation of the two versions / Julian Budden ; Aspects of the production of Macbeth / Marcello Conati ; Vocal gesture in Verdi's Macbeth / Marilyn Feller Somville ; Translating Macbeth / Andrew Porter --
Essays in analysis. Evil, guilt, and the supernatural in Verdi's Macbeth : toward an understanding of the tonal structure and key symbolism / Martin Chusid ; On the tonal organization of Macbeth II / Daniel Sabbeth ; Macbeth, Attila, and Verdi's self-modeling / Gary Tomlinson ; The banquet scene from Verdi's Macbeth : an experiment in large-scale musical form / John Knowles. Documents: Publication history. The autograph and the early editions / Martin Chusid ; The libroni, and additional notes on Ricordi publications of Macbeth / David Rosen --
The libretto. The "Scala" Macbeth libretto : a genetic edition / Francesco Degrada ; The 1865 libretto drafts. A note on Shakespeare's Macbeth / August Wilhelm Schlegel ; The preface in the Ricordi libretto. Verdi and the Italian translations of Shakespeare's Macbeth / Andrew Porter ; A note on censorship. Macbetto : ballo mimico in cinque atti (excerpt) / Luigi Henry. Intermezzo: Two great ladies. Adelaide Ristori ; Pauline Viardot. Reviews and other published commentary: Macbeth I. The Florence premiere, 1847, and some later productions --
Interlude : the abortive Théâtre-Italien production --
Macbeth II. The Paris premiere, 1865 --
Five figurini (costume designs) for Macbeth --
A note by "Folchetto" --
Macbeth, from studio sulle opere di Giuseppe Verdi / by Abramo Basevi ; translated by Edward Schneider. Appendices: A hundred years of Macbeth : performances and casts / Tom Kaufman and others --
Other music for Macbeth --
Macbeth on records --
Glossary --
Personalia --
A table of revisions and a concordance of four piano-vocal scores / Martin Chusid. Pages from the 1847 Macbeth : piano-vocal score. Grand duet (Act I, excerpt) ; "Trionfai" (Act II) ; The banquet scene (excerpt) ; The apparitions scene (excerpt) ; "Vada in fiamme" (Act III) ; The exiles' chorus (Act IV) ; Macbeth's death scene (Act IV).
Responsibility: edited by David Rosen and Andrew Porter.

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