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Verdi: His Music, Life and Times

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
(Limelight). This book relates the life and experiences of composer Giuseppe Verdi, from his birth in 1813 to his death in 1901. Besides documenting Verdi's life and the music he created, it also goes further in discussing the times and culture in which he was living in 19th century Italy, both socially and politically. "A complete life-to-death biography, wonderfully comp ...more
Paperback, 522 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Limelight Editions (first published December 31st 1979)
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Julio César
Jan 15, 2016 Julio César rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lo malo de las biografías es que uno ya sabe cómo terminan. No pude evitar emocionarme, hasta quebrarme, cuando comprendí la influencia que tuvo Giuseppe Verdi en la cultura de su país, en la Italia del Risorgimento. A lo largo de todo el siglo XIX Verdi fue no solo uno de los más importantes compositores de ópera del mundo sino que se involucró (con mayor o menor intensidad) en la vida política y la emancipación de su país. Por las páginas de este libro circulan Cavour, Mazzini, Garibaldi, el r ...more
Dec 10, 2011 Garry rated it really liked it
A wonderfully light and lively introduction to the life of Italy's great and beloved opera composer. No matter how many times I read about the straw thrown on the streets outside Verdi's room as he lay dying, I remain moved and awed each and every time.

Some very interesting insights about Verdi, including a theory about Verdi's interest in baritone roles: the presence of men in his hometown's market and housebound nature of women's lives during his childhood. The author who is clearly a quite s
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