Verdi: A Biography by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz

Verdi: A Biography by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz

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Written with the collaboration of the Verdi family and drawing on many sources, this account looks at a long and varied life. It deals with the composition and production of the operas, reveals Verdi's character as it developed and shows his creativity and relations with other men and women.

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Verdi was one of the greatest, the most successful and the longest-lived of all composers. Nearly a century after his death, many of his operas remain in the standard repertory, and some, such as "Rigoletto", "Il Trovatore", "La Traviata" and "Aida", are among the most popular of all operas. Written with the collaboration of the Verdi family and drawing on a wide range of sources, this is an authoritative account of a long, vigorous, and varied life. The author captures Verdi's complexities involved in the composition and production of his operas. She also explores his possessive love for his home region and his tireless devotion to his farmlands, and examines Verdi's professional and personal relationships, particularly with Guiseppina Strepponi, his mistress and later his wife. Mary Jane Phillips-Matz is a contributor to "Opera News", "Musical America" and "Musical Quarterly".

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SKU GOR005100378
Title Verdi: A Biography
Author By (author) Mary Jane Phillips-Matz
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 1993
Number of Pages 941
ISBN 10 0193132044
ISBN 13 9780193132047
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

Verdi was one of the greatest, the most successful and the longest-lived of all composers. Nearly a century after his death, many of his operas remain in the standard repertory, and some, such as "Rigoletto", "Il Trovatore", "La Traviata" and "Aida", are among the most popular of all operas. Written with the collaboration of the Verdi family and drawing on a wide range of sources, this is an authoritative account of a long, vigorous, and varied life. The author captures Verdi's complexities involved in the composition and production of his operas. She also explores his possessive love for his home region and his tireless devotion to his farmlands, and examines Verdi's professional and personal relationships, particularly with Guiseppina Strepponi, his mistress and later his wife. Mary Jane Phillips-Matz is a contributor to "Opera News", "Musical America" and "Musical Quarterly".
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005100378
Title Verdi: A Biography
Author By (author) Mary Jane Phillips-Matz
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 1993
Number of Pages 941
ISBN 10 0193132044
ISBN 13 9780193132047
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.