Tosca (Overture Opera Guides in Association with the English National Opera PDF ePub eBook

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Tosca (Overture Opera Guides in Association with the English National Opera free pdf Tosca, one of Puccini's greatest and most popular operas, is a supreme example of music's power to enthrall the audience. In his introductory essay to this guide, Bernard Williams discusses the enduring quality of its appeal. Bernard Keeffe, in his article, analyses different aspects of the score, noting Puccini's special genius for orchestration and the subtle effects that give the opera its irresistible vitality, while Stuart Woolfe's survey of the historical background reveals its political and nationalistic undertones. Enriched by twenty-five iconic archive photographs, a detailed thematic analysis, the original libretto with the facing literal translation and a section containing up-to-date discographical and bibliographical information, this guide will prove an invaluable companion for opera-goers and anyone wanting to delve deeper into the genesis, history and significance of Puccini's work.

About Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini (18581924) was born in Lucca into a family of musicians and composers. His operas, which include "Tosca," "La boheme," "Madama Butterfly," and "Turandot," are among the most frequently performed in the international repertory."

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Author : Giacomo Puccini
Publisher : Overture Publishing
Data Published : 01 May 2010
ISBN : 1847495389
EAN : 9781847495389
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 184 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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