Verdi and the French Aesthetic : Verse, Stanza, and Melody in Nineteenth-Century Opera.

A study of nineteenth-century French and Italian opera, focusing on the work of Verdi.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Giger, Andreas.
Format: Electronic
Published: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; A note on the musical examples; Introduction; Part I Versification and melodic aesthetics; 1 Rhythm and stanza in French and Italian librettos; 2 French and Italian melodic aesthetics and practice ca. 1830-1870; Episode: Design, middleground rhythm, and phrase; Part II French melody in Verdi's operas; 3 Jerusalem and its influence on the subsequent Italian operas; 4 Les Vêpres siciliennes and its influence on the subsequent Italian operas; 5 Don Carlos and after.