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The Complete Operas Of Verdi

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In this volume, every Verdi opera is explored from four points of view: Verdi's life at the time each was written; the story, and the way it links with the music; the libretto and librettist, and Verdi's relations with his publishers; and the music itself, analyzed with examples from the score.
Paperback, 486 pages
Published August 22nd 1977 by Da Capo Press (first published January 1st 1970)
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Alexander Arsov
Charles Osborne

The Complete Operas of Verdi:
A Critical Guide

Victor Gollancz, Paperback, 1988.

8vo. 487 pp. Introductio by the author [pp. 11-13]. Appendix, Bibliography and Index [pp. 469-487]

First published, 1969.
First published in Gollancz Paperbacks, 1985.
Second impression, November 1988.



1. Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio [1839]
2. Un giorno di regno [1840]
3. Nabucco [1842]
4. I Lombardi alla prima crociata and Jerusalem [1843]
5. Ernani [1844]
6. I due Foscari [1844]
7. Giovan
If you want one about Verdi's operas, this is your book. But it's not just a run down of the who's and why's, Osborne gives enough context so that even if you haven't watched every single one, you'll understand each one and you'll want to seek them out ASAP. An indispensable book and I look forward to getting more of his work.
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