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The sounds of Paris in Verdi's La Traviata /
Emilio Sala ; translated by Delia Casadei.
imprint
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
description
xv, 206 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9781107009011 (hardback)
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imprint
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
isbn
9781107009011 (hardback)
catalogue key
9003795
 
Includes bibliographical references ( p. 175-194) and index.
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'An intriguing and well-written work of musical detection, [excellently] translated.' Classical Music
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Emilio Sala re-examines Verdi's 'La traviata' in the cultural context of mid-19th-century Paris. Including unpublished musical works, journal articles, rare documents and images, the book explores Verdi's influences in the French capital, particularly that of Alexandre Dumas fils' La Dame aux camelias.
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Emilio Sala re-examines Verdi's La traviata in the cultural context of mid-nineteenth-century Paris. Including unpublished musical works, journal articles, rare documents and images, the book explores Verdi's influences in the French capital, particularly that of Alexandre Dumas fils' La Dame aux camélias.
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Emilio Sala re-examines Verdi's La traviata in the cultural context of mid-nineteenth-century Paris. Including unpublished musical works, journal articles, rare documents and images, the book explores Verdi's influences in the French capital, particularly that of Alexandre Dumas fils' La Dame aux camlias.
Main Description
How did Paris and its musical landscape influence Verdi's La traviata? In this book, Emilio Sala re-examines La traviata in the cultural context of the French capital in the mid-nineteenth century. Verdi arrived in Paris in 1847 and stayed for almost two years: there, he began his relationship with Giuseppina Strepponi and assiduously attended performances at the popular theatres, whose plays made frequent use of incidental music to intensify emotion and render certain dramatic moments memorable to the audience. It is in one of these popular theatres that Verdi probably witnessed one of the first performances of Dumas fils' La Dame aux camélias, which became hugely successful in 1852. Making use of primary source material, including unpublished musical works, journal articles and rare documents and images, Sala's close examination of the incidental music of La Dame aux camélias – and its musical context – offers an invaluable interpretation of La traviata's modernity.
Main Description
How did Paris and its musical landscape influence Verdi's La traviata? In this book, Emilio Sala re-examines La traviata in the cultural context of the French capital in the mid-nineteenth century. Verdi arrived in Paris in 1847 and stayed for almost two years: there, he began his relationship with Giuseppina Strepponi and assiduously attended performances at the popular theatres, whose plays made frequent use of incidental music to intensify emotion and render certain dramatic moments memorable to the audience. It is in one of these popular theatres that Verdi witnessed one of the first performances of Dumas fils' La Dame aux camélias, which became hugely successful in 1852. Making use of primary source material, including unpublished musical works, journal articles and rare documents and images, Sala's close examination of the incidental music of La Dame aux camélias - and its musical context - offers an invaluable interpretation of La traviata's modernity.
Table of Contents
Prelude
Verdi and the Parisian 'boulevard' theatre
Images and sounds in waltz (and polka) time
Motifs of reminiscence and musical dramaturgy
Coda
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