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Giacomo Puccini and His World.

By: Schwartz, Arman.
Contributor(s): Senici, Emanuele.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.The Bard Music Festival Ser: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (361 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400884063.Subject(s): Composers--ItalyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Giacomo Puccini and His WorldOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Permissions -- Introduction: Puccini, His World, and Ours -- PART I: ESSAYS -- Realism and Skepticism in Puccini's Early Operas -- Madama Butterfly Between East and West -- Laggiù nel Soledad: Indexing and Archiving the Operatic West -- The Swallow and the Lark: La rondine and Viennese Operetta -- Puccini's Things: Materials and Media in Il trittico -- Puccini, Fascism, and the Case of Turandot -- Music, Language, and Meaning in Opera: Puccini and His Contemporaries -- PART II: DOCUMENTS -- Puccini on His Interpreters -- The Verismo Debate -- Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and Modern-Realistic Opera by Hans Merian -- Albert Carré's Staging Manual for Madama Butterfly (1906) -- Selections from Fausto Torrefranca's -- Index -- Notes on Contributors.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Permissions -- Introduction: Puccini, His World, and Ours -- PART I: ESSAYS -- Realism and Skepticism in Puccini's Early Operas -- Madama Butterfly Between East and West -- Laggiù nel Soledad: Indexing and Archiving the Operatic West -- The Swallow and the Lark: La rondine and Viennese Operetta -- Puccini's Things: Materials and Media in Il trittico -- Puccini, Fascism, and the Case of Turandot -- Music, Language, and Meaning in Opera: Puccini and His Contemporaries -- PART II: DOCUMENTS -- Puccini on His Interpreters -- The Verismo Debate -- Leoncavallo's Pagliacci and Modern-Realistic Opera by Hans Merian -- Albert Carré's Staging Manual for Madama Butterfly (1906) -- Selections from Fausto Torrefranca's -- Index -- Notes on Contributors.

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CHOICE Review

For this volume, Schwartz (Univ. of Birmingham, UK; editorial board, Opera Quarterly) and Senici (Univ. of Rome la Sapienza, Italy; former editor, Cambridge Opera Journal) gathered presentations from the 2016 Bard Music Festival. The collection is an amazing potpourri of Puccini scholarship. All the contributors are music history professors, opera scholars, and/or Puccini scholars. All of Puccini's operas are discussed, some briefly and others more extensively. The content of the essays varies. Several discuss realism or naturalism in opera: given the very nature of opera, is realism possible? Others consider how Puccini's connection with Mussolini and fascism affected the acceptance/rejection of his operas. One essay concerns the effect of modern technology, such as photography and cinema, on Puccini. Another includes previously unpublished correspondence between Puccini and his singers, conductors, and stage managers. The final essay offers excerpts from Fausto Torrefranca's notorious pamphlet "Giacomo Puccini and International Opera" (1912)--never before available in English--perhaps the most vicious diatribe ever directed against the composer. Puccini's operas have received much criticism for their sentimental and emotional style of music and drama. Despite that, Puccini continues to be the most-often-performed operatic composer. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. --Ruth Eleanor Pitts, McLennan Community College

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Arman Schwartz is a Birmingham Fellow in Music at the University of Birmingham and a member of the editorial board of Opera Quarterly . Emanuele Senici is professor of music history at the University of Rome la Sapienza and a former editor of the Cambridge Opera Journal .

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