The Cambridge Companion to Rossini

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Januar 2012



This collection of specially commissioned essays on one of the most influential opera composers is divided into four parts, each exploring an important element of Rossini's work and his world. Chapters by specialists chart the course of Rossini's life and career through analysis of his reception; operatic texts and non-operatic works; and the individual works: Tancredi, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Semiramide, and Guillaume Tell.


List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Preface and abbreviations; 1. Introduction: Rossini's operatic operas Emanuele Senici; Part I. Biography and Reception: 2. Rossini's life Richard Osborne; 3. Rossini and France Benjamin Walton; 4. The Rossini Renaissance Charles S. Brauner; Part II. Words and Music: 5. Librettos and librettists Paulo Fabbri; 6. Compositional methods Philip Gossett; 7. The dramaturgy of the operas Marco Beghelli; 8. Melody and ornamentation Damien Colas; 9. Off the stage Richard Osborne; Part III. Representative Operas: 10. Tancredi and Semiramide Heather Hadlock; 11. Il barbiere di Siviglia Janet Johnson; 12. Guillaume Tell Cormac Newark; Part IV. Performance: 13. Singing Rossini Leonella Grasso Caprioli; 14. Staging Rossini Mercedes Viale Ferrero; 15. Editing Rossini Patricia B. Brauner; List of works; Bibliography; Index.


Emanuele Senici is University Lecturer in Music at the University of Oxford and is a Fellow of St Hugh's College. He has published in a number of journals and contributed to the Cambridge Companion to Verdi (2003). He is also co-editor of the Cambridge Opera Journal, 2003.


'This scholarly, extensive overview of Rossini's operas, liturgical works and piano and vocal works reflects the dramatic turnaround in appreciation that has occurred in the last fifty years or so.' Music Web International '...offers many hours of thoroughly delectable and mostly instructive reading.' Nineteenth-Century Music Review
EAN: 9780521001953
ISBN: 0521001951
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Companions to Music'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2012
Seitenanzahl: 282 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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