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Scandal and Scholarship

in Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226304823
eISBN:
9780226304885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304885.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the controversy surrounding Verdi's and Puccini's work. In July 1958, a young Australian musician, Denis Vaughan, discovered that the autograph manuscripts of certain works by ... More


“Composer by Divine Right”: “The American Coleridge-Taylor”

Jean E. Snyder

in Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039942
eISBN:
9780252098109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039942.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines a selection of art songs that won Harry T. Burleigh renown through their performance by an impressive roster of American and European opera and recital singers, making him one ... More


The Lawrences, Katherine Mansfield and the ‘Ricordi’ Postcard

Andrew Harrison

in Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669097
eISBN:
9780748695140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669097.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This report focuses on the famous postcard sent by D.H. Lawrence to Mansfield from Wellington on 15 April 1922, on which the word ‘Ricordi’ is inscribed. Part of the recent Murry acquisition by the ... More


Giuseppe Verdi – Messa da Requiem

Dennis Shrock

in Choral Monuments: Studies of Eleven Choral Masterworks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469023
eISBN:
9780190469061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469023.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Historical discussion in this chapter focuses on the reasons Verdi composed a Requiem (first for the death of Gioachino Rossini and then for the death of the poet Allesandro Manzoni), followed by ... More


Francesco Maria Piave and Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto (Venice, 1851)

Tim Carter

in Understanding Italian Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190247942
eISBN:
9780190247973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247942.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

For the first of his great middle-period operas, Giuseppe Verdi collaborated once again with the theater poet of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Francesco Maria Piave. As was not unusual within the ... More


Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica, and Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème (Turin, 1896)

Tim Carter

in Understanding Italian Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190247942
eISBN:
9780190247973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247942.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

With the premiere of his La Bohème in Turin on 1 February 1896, Giacomo Puccini cemented his position as the leading Italian opera composer of the late nineteenth century. The publisher Giulio ... More


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