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His International Art

Puccini’s operas are among the most popular and widely performed in the world, yet few books have examined his body of work from an analytical perspective. This volume remedies that lack in lively prose accessible to scholars and opera enthusiasts alike.

546 pages | 190 musical examples | 6-3/4 x 9-1/4 | © 2000

Biography and Letters

Music: General Music

Table of Contents

Foreword, by William Ashbrook
Preface to the English Edition
Note on Editions
Note on the Musical Examples
List of Abbreviations
1. Dynasty of Composers
2. Scapigliatura Interlude
3. Manon Lescaut: Wagner and the Eighteenth Century
4. La Bohème: The Poetic Reality
5. Tosca: Rome between Faith and Power
6. Madama Butterfly: An Exotic Tragedy
7. Puccini in the Twentieth Century
8. Wars, à la Operetta
9. Experimental Dramaturgy
10. Turandot!
Catalog of Works
Selected Bibliography

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