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Author Carner, Mosco.

Title Giacomo Puccini, Tosca / Mosco Carner
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985


Description 1 online resource (ix, 165 pages) : illustrations, portraits, music
Series Cambridge opera handbooks
Cambridge opera handbooks.
Summary "This book is intended primarily as a guide for the opera goer. It includes a synopsis of the plot, with indications of the themes and motifs used in it, and discusses the style of the opera, Tosca being a typical example of Italian naturalism in operas, verismo. It compares Puccini's libretto with Sardou's play La Tosca, analyses the close-knit structure of the work and examines salient points in the music. It also describes the genesis of the work (quoting wherever appropriate, Puccini's own remarks about it), its first production and early reception. A subsidiary aim of the book is to present the opinions, positive and negative, that have been expressed by various critics about the opera since its first production in 1900. There are contributions from the celebrated singer and producer of Tosca Tito Gobbi, and two other musicologists, Roger Parker and William Ashbrook. Malcolm Walker has provided a discography."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 158) and index
"Discography by Malcolm Walker": pages 159-161
Notes Print version record and online resource; title from PDF title page (Cambridge Books Online, viewed May 27, 2014)
Subject Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Tosca.
Puccini, Giacomo 1858-1924 Tosca
SUBJECT Tosca (Puccini, Giacomo) fast
Form Electronic book
LC no. 84023910
ISBN 9780511620041
Other Titles Tosca