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The Resource Puccini without excuses : a refreshing reassessment of the world's most popular composer, William Berger

Puccini without excuses : a refreshing reassessment of the world's most popular composer, William Berger

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Puccini without excuses : a refreshing reassessment of the world's most popular composer
Title
Puccini without excuses
Title remainder
a refreshing reassessment of the world's most popular composer
Statement of responsibility
William Berger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Puccini is the most beloved composer of opera in the world: one quarter of all opera performances in the United States are of his operas, his music pervades movie soundtracks, and his plots have infiltrated our popular culture. But although Puccini's art still captivates audiences and the popularity of such works as Tosca, La Boheme, and Madama Butterfly has never waned, he has long been a victim of critical snobbery and cultural marginalization."
  • "In this informative guide for beginners and fans alike, William Berger sets the record straight, reclaiming Puccini as a serious artist. Combining his trademark irreverent humor with passionate enthusiasm, Berger strikes just the right balance of introductory information and thought-provoking analysis. He includes a biography, discussions of each opera, a glossary, fun facts and anecdotes, and above all, keen insight into Puccini's enduring power."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berger, William
Dewey number
782.1/092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Puccini, Giacomo
  • Operas
  • Operas
Label
Puccini without excuses : a refreshing reassessment of the world's most popular composer, William Berger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-423) and index
Contents
The case of Puccini. Why Puccini? Why now? An introduction -- The operas. Manon Lescaut -- La Bohème -- Tosca -- Madama Butterfly -- La fanciulla del West -- La rondine -- Il trittico -- Turandot -- The Puccini code: issues in Puccini and the perception of his works. The myth of Tosca: a key to a fresh perception of Puccini (and everything else) -- Productions: what you might expect to see -- Film music: Puccini as shorthand in today's mass market -- Puccinian permutations -- Exploring Puccini. Singers, recordings, and performances -- Puccini in print: books for further reading
Control code
ocm59360187
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
471 pages
Isbn
9781400077786
Lccn
2005046157
Other control number
9781400077786
System control number
(OCoLC)59360187
Label
Puccini without excuses : a refreshing reassessment of the world's most popular composer, William Berger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-423) and index
Contents
The case of Puccini. Why Puccini? Why now? An introduction -- The operas. Manon Lescaut -- La Bohème -- Tosca -- Madama Butterfly -- La fanciulla del West -- La rondine -- Il trittico -- Turandot -- The Puccini code: issues in Puccini and the perception of his works. The myth of Tosca: a key to a fresh perception of Puccini (and everything else) -- Productions: what you might expect to see -- Film music: Puccini as shorthand in today's mass market -- Puccinian permutations -- Exploring Puccini. Singers, recordings, and performances -- Puccini in print: books for further reading
Control code
ocm59360187
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
471 pages
Isbn
9781400077786
Lccn
2005046157
Other control number
9781400077786
System control number
(OCoLC)59360187

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