The Resource Verdi, Julian Budden

Verdi, Julian Budden

Label
Verdi
Title
Verdi
Statement of responsibility
Julian Budden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The twenty-six operas of Giuseppe Verdi are among the world's best-loved music. In works such as Rigoletto, Il trovatore, La traviata, and Aida, Verdi developed the musical language of Romanticism in a way that still speaks to listeners around the world. Born in 1813 in a village near Parma, Verdi was the son of an obscure innkeeper. His musical talent was soon obvious, and at the age of nine he became the organist at the village church. Denied entrance to the conservatory in Milan, he studied privately instead and soon had an opera accepted for production at La Scala. His third opera, Nabucco, made him famous throughout Italy; with his fifth, Ernani, he became a celebrity throughout Europe and his career was on its way. At the height of his success came works like Il trovatore, the most popular opera all over the world for the better part of the 1850's
  • Tragedy struck early in Verdi's life when he lost his young wife and both children to illness within a three-year period. Later, he became involved with the singer Giuseppina Strepponi and scandalized provincial society by living with her for ten years before they married. But above all else, the story of Verdi's life is the story of his work; he was still challenging himself to expand his artistic horizons at the age of 79, when he completed his last opera, Falstaff. Julian Budden's Verdi first traces the composer's life story, then provides illuminating commentary on each of the works. Appendices include a chronology, a list of works, a "who's who", and a select bibliography. A special feature of Verdi is a glossary of nineteenth-century opera terms, explaining words such as "cabaletta" and "cavatina" that are often used in writing about opera but seldom clearly defined
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Budden, Julian
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.V4
LC item number
B9 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Master musicians
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • Composers
  • Composers
  • Italy
Label
Verdi, Julian Budden
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J.M. Dent, 1985
Bibliography note
  • "List of works": p. 362-366
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. [His life]: -- Early life at Busseto -- Success and failure in Milan -- The journeyman -- Florence, London and Paris -- Return to Busseto -- Viva V.E.R.D.I. -- The new order -- The dark decade -- Indian summer -- The last years -- Verdi as man and artist -- pt. 2. The music: -- The background -- From Oberto to Ernani -- The prison years -- The high noon -- Towards grand opera -- The final masterpieces -- Miscellaneous operatic compositions -- Chamber compositions -- Choral and religious works
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 404 pages
Isbn
9780028646169
Lccn
96007283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34319504
  • (OCoLC)ocm34319504
Label
Verdi, Julian Budden
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J.M. Dent, 1985
Bibliography note
  • "List of works": p. 362-366
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. [His life]: -- Early life at Busseto -- Success and failure in Milan -- The journeyman -- Florence, London and Paris -- Return to Busseto -- Viva V.E.R.D.I. -- The new order -- The dark decade -- Indian summer -- The last years -- Verdi as man and artist -- pt. 2. The music: -- The background -- From Oberto to Ernani -- The prison years -- The high noon -- Towards grand opera -- The final masterpieces -- Miscellaneous operatic compositions -- Chamber compositions -- Choral and religious works
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 404 pages
Isbn
9780028646169
Lccn
96007283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34319504
  • (OCoLC)ocm34319504

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