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Verdi's Macbeth: A Sourcebook
by David Rosen
This book, a unique collection of speculation and documentation, grew out of the Fifth International Verdi Congress held in Danville, Kentucky, in 1977, where the 1847 version of Macbetb was performed. Macbetb was the first of Verdi’s three Shakespeare operas, ‘Dearer to me than all my other operas’, as he wrote when dedicating the score of the new work to his benefactor, ...more
Published December 31st 1984 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published September 6th 1984)
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lots of great information. It certainly was not worth the $499 price tag that amazon.com is asking. But from what I understand only a limited number of copies were printed. Still it has almost everything you need to know about both version of the opera. The sections with all the relevant letters and contemporary reviews was the most interesting.