In this Book
- Music in the Theater: Essays on Verdi and Other Composers
- Published by: Princeton University Press
- Series: Princeton Studies in Opera
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Well-known for leading audiences to a new appreciation of Verdi as a subtle and elaborate musical thinker, Pierluigi Petrobelli here turns his attention to the intriguing question of how musical theater works. In this collection of lively, penetrating essays, Petrobelli analyzes specific operas, mainly by Verdi, in terms of historical context, musical organization, and dramaturgical conventions.
Originally published in 1995.
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Table of Contents
- pp. v-vi
- pp. vii-viii
- A Note on Italian Prosody
- pp. ix-x
- pp. 3-7
- 3. Remarks on Verdi's Composing Process
- pp. 48-74
- 4. Thoughts for Alzira
- pp. 75-99