Seven Verdi Librettos
By (author) Giuseppe Verdi
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Seven Verdi Librettos by Giuseppe Verdi
Book DescriptionThe listener, to understand the opera fully, should understand the situations, the shades of emotion, the nuances of characterization described in the music. William Weaver's translations of seven of the greatest Verdi operas are designed for maximum fidelity to the immediate word. Eschewing artistic renderings, Mr. Weaver offers, on facing pages, exact translations and the corresponding Italian text. The operas chosen for this edition represent Verdi's major achievements in each of the significant periods of his creative life: the first trio of masterpieces, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, and La Traviata; Un ballo in maschera and Aida from the middle period; Otello and Falstaff, the great late works. The music student as well as the opera buff will find this volume a very useful guide to Verdi's world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393008524
(203mm x 124mm x 38mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 7-Oct-1977
Country of Publication: United States
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With a glimpse of the daily life of European art and artists during the fertile last decades of the nineteenth century, this book is suitable for anyone passionate about opera.
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