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Verdi : Requiem - David Rosen

Paperback Published: 13th November 1995
ISBN: 9780521397674
Number Of Pages: 128

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Verdi's Messa da Requiem is one of the most frequently performed works of the choral repertoire, and Verdi's most important non-operatic work. This new handbook offers an up-to-date account of the work's genesis, its performance history and issues regarding performing practice. The central chapters provide a descriptive analysis of the work, while exploring some of the critical issues raised by individual sections, such as Verdi's interpretation of the text (with reference to other settings by Mozart, Cherubini and Berlioz which may have influenced him); as well as the reception of his Requiem by critics. The Latin text and English translation are provided. Subsequent chapters discuss some of the most important changes and revisions Verdi made in fashioning the Requiem. The author's final discussions investigate two critical issues: the work's unita musicale, and the central issue in the history of its reception, its generic status and the extent to which the Requiem is 'operatic'.

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"The handbook is concise yet packed with information...Rosen's book would make a fine addition to the choral director's library. Whether used as a guide for listening or as a resource in preparing for performance, Verdi: Requiem offers insight, perspective, histprical backgorund, and critical analysis with clarity and conciseness." Lewis W. Gordon, Choral Journal

Preface
The genesis of the Messa da Requiem per Anniversario della morte di Manzoni 22 maggio 1874
The premiere, subsequent performance history, and performance practices
Requiem e Kyrie
Dies irae
Offertorio
Sanctus
Agnus Dei
Lux aeterna
The Libera me and its genesis
Two revisions
The +unita musicale+ of the Requiem
A question of genre
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521397674
ISBN-10: 0521397677
Series: Cambridge Music Handbooks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 13th November 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 13.87  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.15

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