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The Verdi-Boito Correspondence

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These 301 letters between Giuseppe Verdi and his last, most gifted librettist, Arrigo Boito, document an extraordinary chapter in musical history. Now available for the first time in English, this correspondence records both a unique friendship and its creative legacy.

This new edition of the landmark Carteggio Verdi/Boito is at once a valuable resource for all students, te
Hardcover, 386 pages
Published July 25th 1994 by University Of Chicago Press (first published July 25th 1986)
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Mar 03, 2010 Matt rated it it was amazing
If you love the Verdi-Boito collaborations as I do, this collection of letters will put a very human spin on their development, and fleshes out the personality of these men as they struggle to collaborate while at two very different places in their lives.
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Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (October 9 or 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of Italian opera in the 19th century. His works are frequently performed in opera houses throughout the world and, transcending the boundaries of the genre, some of his themes have long since taken root in popular culture - su ...more
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