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Giacomo Puccini : La Boheme - Arthur Groos

Giacomo Puccini

La Boheme

Paperback Published: 6th October 1986
ISBN: 9780521319133
Number Of Pages: 220

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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).

General prefacep. v
List of illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Source materialsp. xv
The rise of Bohemiap. 1
Synpsisp. 12
The genesis of the operap. 31
The librettop. 55
The musical language of La bohemep. 80
Puccini at work: a note on the autograph scorep. 102
A brief stage historyp. 115
Three early critics and the Brothers Mann: aspects of the La boheme receptionp. 129
Bohemian politics and the act that disappearedp. 142
Notesp. 182
Bibliographyp. 189
Discographyp. 192
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9780521319133
ISBN-10: 0521319137
Series: Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 6th October 1986
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.31