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Author Baragwanath, Nicholas.

Title The Italian traditions & Puccini : compositional theory and practice in nineteenth-century opera / Nicholas Baragwanath
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xx, 407 pages) : illustrations
Series Musical meaning & interpretation
Musical meaning and interpretation.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface & Acknowledgments; A Note on Translation and Terminology; 1 Musical Traditions in Nineteenth-Century Italy; I. The Italian Schools; II. An Introduction to the Primary Sources; III. Puccini and the End of the Great Tradition; 2 Studies in Lucca and Milan; I. Composition as Craft; II. The Istituto musicale in Lucca; III. Scarpia and the Partimento Cadence; IV. The Conservatorio di Milano; 3 Lessons in Dramatic Composition I: Rhythm; I. Rhythm without Measure, Accent without Beat; II. Rules of Versification, Lippmann's Rhythmic-Musical Types, and Two Case Studies
III. Historical Survey of Writings on RitmoIV. Short Case Studies from Bellini and Puccini; 4 Lessons in Dramatic Composition II: Harmony and Counterpoint; I. The Partimento Tradition; II. Michele Puccini's Corso pratico di contrappunto (1846); III. The Bolognese Attachment, or"Little Keys for Winding Clocks"; IV. Regular Motions and Melodic Composition; Lessons in Dramatic Composition III:Affect, Imitation, and Conduct; I. Dominant Affects and Their Movements; II. Physical and Sentimental Imitation; III. Form and Conduct; IV. Case Studies from Verdi, Boito, and Puccini
6 Vocalizzi, Solfeggi, and Real (or Ideal) CompositionI. Lessons in Singing and Counterpoint; II. Lessons in Singing and Solfeggio; III. From Solfeggio to Ideal Compositionin Puccini (and Bellini); Notes; Bibliography; Index of Concepts; Index of Names and Works
Summary In this groundbreaking survey of the fundamentals, methods, and formulas that were taught at Italian music conservatories during the 19th century, Nicholas Baragwanath explores the compositional significance of tradition in Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Boito, and, most importantly, Puccini. Taking account of some 400 primary sources, Baragwanath explains the varying theories and practices of the period in light of current theoretical and analytical conceptions of this music. The Italian Traditions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-391) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 -- Criticism and interpretation
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924
Opera -- Italy -- 19th century
Music theory -- Italy -- History -- 19th century
Composition (Music) -- History -- 19th century
Music -- Instruction and study -- Italy -- History -- 19th century
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Opera.
MUSIC -- Individual Composer & Musician.
Composition (Music)
Music -- Instruction and study
Music theory
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011008988
ISBN 9780253001665
Other Titles Italian traditions and Puccini