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The Resource Experiencing Verdi : a listener's companion, Donald Sanders

Experiencing Verdi : a listener's companion, Donald Sanders

Label
Experiencing Verdi : a listener's companion
Title
Experiencing Verdi
Title remainder
a listener's companion
Statement of responsibility
Donald Sanders
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Along with his contemporaries Chopin and Wagner, Verdi is among the few composers whose place in the musical pantheon is based almost entirely upon the mastery of a single genre. This is largely owing to his staggering output in a career that lasted over fifty years. Several of his operas comprise the nucleus of the modern repertoire, and he almost single-handedly maintained the Italian lyric tradition against the tide of Wagnerian music drama. In his final years, he virtually reinvented Italian opera. Indeed, Verdi's life and music came to be so intimately associated with the Italian unification movement known as the Risorgimento that he is still revered as a great national figure in his homeland. Donald Sanders combines biography with simple, concise musical analysis. Summarizing the evolution of Italian opera and the bel canto tradition that prevailed at the beginning of Verdi's career, Sanders takes readers on a leisurely tour of eleven of Verdi's most important operas and of the 'Manzoni Requiem' and concludes with a look at Verdi's influence
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sanders, Donald C.
Dewey number
782.1092
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.V4
LC item number
S34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The listener's companion
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • Opera
Label
Experiencing Verdi : a listener's companion, Donald Sanders
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Italian opera before Verdi -- The early years : Oberto -- Change of fortune and years in the galleys : Nabucco, Ernani, Macbeth -- Signora Verdi, new hopes for Italy, and three iconic operas : Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata -- Verdi the statesman : Un ballo in maschera, Don Carlos -- Return to Milan : Aida, Manzoni requiem -- The final masterworks : Otello, Falstaff -- Death of the maestro
Control code
ocn856581765
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 255 pages
Isbn
9780810884670
Lccn
2013034436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1600004
  • (OCoLC)856581765
Label
Experiencing Verdi : a listener's companion, Donald Sanders
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Italian opera before Verdi -- The early years : Oberto -- Change of fortune and years in the galleys : Nabucco, Ernani, Macbeth -- Signora Verdi, new hopes for Italy, and three iconic operas : Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata -- Verdi the statesman : Un ballo in maschera, Don Carlos -- Return to Milan : Aida, Manzoni requiem -- The final masterworks : Otello, Falstaff -- Death of the maestro
Control code
ocn856581765
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 255 pages
Isbn
9780810884670
Lccn
2013034436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1600004
  • (OCoLC)856581765

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