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Verdi

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The 26 operas of Giuseppe Verdi are among the world's best-loved music. In works such as Rigoletto, Il trovatore and Aida, Verdi developed the musical language of high Romanticism that still speaks to listeners around the world. This is the best one-volume introduction to the most popular of all composers and includes his complete life story and analysis of his most famous...more
404 pages
Published 1985 by J.M. Dent
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Eric Steere
I like personalities and personalities in music. Budden does a great job in setting a biographical context to an analysis of at least twenty operas as his long and distinguished career progressed (through to the mourning of his death in 1901 and 200,000 mourners singing "Va Pensiero..." from Nabucco and shouting VIVA VERDI). Unlikely beginnings, late start for a composer to have his first opera composed and staged at the old age of twenty six (of course I'm not familiar with the majority), by th...more
Michael
I'd probably rate this in between 3 and 4, but Goodreads won't let me do it. A good, all-encompassing book about Verdi. Sometimes it's a bit dry. Osborne's book was a better read, but if you need a good primer on Verdi, you can start here.
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