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Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème

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Jerrold Seigel, William Drabkin, William Ashbrook, F. Regina Psaki, Arthur Groos, Roger Parker, Malcolm Walker
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  • Date Published: August 1986
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521319133

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  • This guide presents a unique collection of critical, analytical, and documentary essays on Puccini's most popular opera. There are new studies on the background to Parisian bohemianism (by Jerrold Seigel), on Puccini's musical language (by William Drabkin), and on the opera's stage history (by William Ashbrook). Following research in Italian archives, and a thorough study of the published sources (many of them previously unknown to modern scholarship), the editors have added further essays on the genesis of the opera, the structure of the libretto, and aspects of the work's reception. The book also contains a brief study of Puccini's working methods as seen through the autograph score, a full synopsis, discography, many illustrations, and an appendix of related documents (some published in English for the first time).

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    • Date Published: August 1986
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521319133
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 222 x 146 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.315kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The rise of bohemia Jerrold Seigel
    2. Synopsis
    3. The genesis of the opera
    4. The libretto
    5. The musical language of La bohéme William Drabkin
    6. Puccini at work: a note on the autograph score
    7. A brief stage history William Ashbrook
    8. Three early critics and the Brothers Mann: aspects of the La bohème reception
    Appendix: bohemian politics and the act that disappeared F. Regina Psaki, Arthur Groos and Roger Parker
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Discography Malcolm Walker.

  • Authors

    Arthur Groos, Cornell University, New York

    Roger Parker, Cornell University, New York

    Contributors

    Jerrold Seigel, William Drabkin, William Ashbrook, F. Regina Psaki, Arthur Groos, Roger Parker, Malcolm Walker

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