Giuseppe Verdi, Falstaff

Giuseppe Verdi, Falstaff

Book - 1983
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Baker & Taylor
Summarizes what is known about the composition of Verdi's last opera, includes a synopsis of the work, and analyzes the score and lyrics

Cambridge Univ Pr
A compact, up-to-date guide to the history and construction of Verdi's last - and possibly greatest - opera.
This book is a compact, up-to-date guide to the history and construction of Verdi's last - and possibly greatest - opera. Incorporating the findings of the most recent research, it provides performers, opera enthusiasts, students and scholars alike with a reliable summary of what is currently known about the work. The book gives a full synopsis of the plot and a detailed account both of Verdi's aims in composing the opera and of how he actually composed it: which portions were difficult for him, which he considered crucial, which were afterthoughts, etc. Special attention is given to separating the three versions of Falstaff that Verdi approved - versions that are still confused in almost all performances today. Professor Hepokoski also supplies extensive discussions of Boito's derivation of the plot and text from Shakespeare (and others); of the musical technique and structure of Falstaff; and of Verdi's own guidelines for interpretation, staging and singing. A guide to critical assessments of the opera illustrates the widely differing receptions the opera has had in the twentieth century, and a concluding essay by Graham Bradshaw discusses Shakespearean aspects of both Otello and Falstaff. The book contains a bibliography, a discography (by Malcolm Walker), illustrations of the original stage designs and costumes, and extensive musical examples.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983
ISBN: 9780521280167
0521280168
9780521235341
0521235340
Branch Call Number: 782.1092 VERDI HEPOK
Characteristics: x, 181 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Falstaff
Notes: Includes index

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