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Giacomo Puccini, Tosca (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)

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This book is intended primarily as a guide for the opera goer. It includes a synopsis of the plot, with indications of the themes and motifs used in it, and discusses the style of the opera, Tosca being a typical example of Italian naturalism in operas, verismo. It compares Puccini's libretto with Sardou's play La Tosca, analyses the close-knit structure of the work and examines salient points in the music. It also describes the genesis of the work (quoting wherever appropriate, Puccini's own remarks about it), its first production and early reception. A subsidiary aim of the book is to present the opinions, positive and negative, that have been expressed by various critics about the opera since its first production in 1900. There are contributions from the celebrated singer and producer of Tosca Tito Gobbi, and two other musicologists, Roger Parker and William Ashbrook. Malcolm Walker has provided a discography.

Synopsis:

A guide for opera goers to Tosca, which includes a synopsis of the plot and discussions on style.

Synopsis:

This guide for opera goers to Tosca includes a synopsis of the plot, with indications of the themes and motifs used in it, and discusses the style of the opera. The book also aims to present opinions that have been expressed by various critics about the opera since its first production.

Synopsis:

Compares Puccini's libretto for the opera Tosca with Sardou's play, and analyzes its musical structure. Describes the genesis of the work, initial production and early reception. Also considers the range of criticism, positive and negative, generated by the opera since its initial production in 1900.

Synopsis:

A guide for opera goers to Tosca, which includes a synopsis of the plot and discussions on style.

Description:

Bibliography: p. 158. "Discography by Malcolm Walker": p. 159-161.

Table of Contents

General preface; List of illustrations; 1. Sardou and his La Tosca; 2. Naturalism in opera: verismo; 3. Genesis of Tosca; 4. Synopsis; 5. Play and opera: a comparison; 6. First production and critical history; 7. Interpretation: some reflections Tito Gobbi; 8. Style and technique; 9. Musical and dramatic structure; 10. Analysis: Act I in perspective Roger Parker; 11. Tosca in the United States William Ashbrook; Notes; Select bibliography; Discography Malcolm Walker; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521296618
Author:
Carner, Mosco
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Wagner, Richard
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Songbooks
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Vocalists
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Puccini, giacomo, 1858-1924
Subject:
Puccini, Giacomo
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Puccini, Giacomo, --1858-1924.--Tosca
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Series Volume:
no. 16
Publication Date:
19851031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.52x5.45x.41 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A guide for opera goers to Tosca, which includes a synopsis of the plot and discussions on style.
"Synopsis" by , This guide for opera goers to Tosca includes a synopsis of the plot, with indications of the themes and motifs used in it, and discusses the style of the opera. The book also aims to present opinions that have been expressed by various critics about the opera since its first production.
"Synopsis" by , Compares Puccini's libretto for the opera Tosca with Sardou's play, and analyzes its musical structure. Describes the genesis of the work, initial production and early reception. Also considers the range of criticism, positive and negative, generated by the opera since its initial production in 1900.
"Synopsis" by , A guide for opera goers to Tosca, which includes a synopsis of the plot and discussions on style.
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