The Italian Traditions & Puccini

The Italian Traditions & Puccini

Compositional Theory and Practice in Nineteenth-century Opera

eBook - 2011
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In this groundbreaking survey of the fundamentals, methods, and formulas that were taught at Italian music conservatories during the 19th century, Nicholas Baragwanath explores the compositional significance of tradition in Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Boito, and, most importantly, Puccini. Taking account of some 400 primary sources, Baragwanath explains the varying theories and practices of the period in light of current theoretical and analytical conceptions of this music. The Italian Traditions and Puccini offers a guide to an informed interpretation and appreciation of Italian opera by underscoring the proximity of archaic traditions to the music of Puccini.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780253001665
0253001668
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 407 pages :) : illustrations.
Additional Contributors: Project Muse

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