The Italian Traditions and Puccini: Compositional Theory and Practice in Nineteenth-Century Opera

by Nicholas Baragwanath (Author)
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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.

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Publication Date
July 08, 2011
Publisher
Collection
Page count
440
ISBN
9780253001665
Paper ISBN
9780253356260