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The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi
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The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Abramo Basevi and Stefano Castelvecchi

Abstract

Abramo Basevi published his study of Verdi's operas in Florence in 1859, in the middle of the composer's career. The first thorough, systematic examination of Verdi's operas, it covered the twenty works produced between 1842 and 1857—from Nabucco and Macbeth to Il trovatore, La traviata, and Aroldo. But while the Basevi's work is still widely cited and discussed—and nowhere more so than in the English-speaking world—no translation of the entire volume has previously been available. This book aims to provide a critical apparatus and commentary on Basevi's work. As a contemporary of Verdi and a ... More

Keywords: Verdi's operas, Florence, composer, Nabucco, Macbeth, Il trovatore, La traviata, Aroldo, operatic culture, music criticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226094915
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abramo Basevi, author

Stefano Castelvecchi, editor

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Contents

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1 Nabucodonosor

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3 Ernani

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4 I Due Foscari

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5 Giovanna D’Arco

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6 Alzira

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7 Attila

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8 Macbeth

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9 I Masnadieri

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10 Jérusalem

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11 Il Corsaro

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13 Luisa Miller

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14 Stiffelio

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15 Rigoletto

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16 Il Trovatore

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17 La Traviata

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19 Simon Boccanegra

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20 Aroldo

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Conclusion

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