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Title Puccini in context / edited by Alexandra Wilson
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2023


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 292 pages) : illustrations
Series Composers in context
Composers in context.
Contents Part I. Formative influences. Forefathers and teachers / Alexandra Wilson ; Contemporaries and competitors / Richard Erkens ; Puccini's women / Helen M. Greenwald -- Part II. Puccini's places. Puccini's Tuscany / Axel Körner ; Puccini in Milan / Ditlev Rindom ; Puccini's travels : Western Europe / Flora Willson ; Puccini's travels : Central Europe / Richard Erkens ; Puccini the long-distance traveller / Ellen Lockhart -- Part III. Influences and interests. Musical influences, parallels and borrowings / Nigel Simeone ; Italian literature of Puccini's day / Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg ; Drama and acting in Puccini's Italy / Ditlev Rindom ; Puccini and early film / Christy Thomas Adams ; Puccini and technology / Nigel Simeone -- Part IV. Bringing Puccini to the stage. Puccini's librettists / Helen M. Greenwald ; Music publishing in Puccini's Italy / Christy Thomas Adams ; Puccini's theatrical vision / Helen M. Greenwald ; Puccini's singers / Hilary Poriss ; Puccini's conductors / Arnold Jacobshagen -- Part V. Image and rReputation. Puccini in pictures / Alessandra Palidda ; Puccini's Italian critics / Jane Sylvester ; Memorialisation and biography / Arnold Jacobshagen -- Part VI. Puccini through a political lens. Puccini and religion / Andrew Holden ; Puccini and politics / Ben Earle ; Gender politics in Puccini's operas / Flora Willson ; The racial politics of Madama Butterfly and Turandot / Kunio Hara -- Part VII. Interpreting Puccini. Editing Puccini / Ditlev Rindom ; Puccini on video / Emanuele Senici ; Interpreting Puccini on stage and on disc / Hugo Shirley ; Producing Puccini today / David Levin -- Part VIII: Legacy. Puccini's legacy, influence and meaning / Leon Botstein ; Puccini in popular culture / John Snelson ; Puccini and the canon / Alexandra Wilson
Summary "Exploring the many dimensions of Giacomo Puccini's historical legacy and significance, this book situates the much-loved opera composer within the cultural, social, political, and aesthetic contexts of his time and demonstrates how political concerns shape the way we approach and interpret his works in the present day"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 11, 2023)
Subject Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 -- Criticism and interpretation
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 -- Performances
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924
Opera -- Italy -- 19th century
Opera -- Italy -- 20th century
Operas -- Performances.
Opera -- Political aspects
Opera -- Political aspects
Operas -- Performances
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Wilson, Alexandra, 1973- editor.
LC no. 2023015869
ISBN 9781108891028