Puccini: His International Art

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University of Chicago Press, Nov 15, 2002 - Music - 546 pages
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Puccini's operas are among the most popular and widely performed in the world, yet few books have examined his body of work from an analytical perspective. This volume remedies that lack in lively prose accessible to scholars and opera enthusiasts alike.

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As often happens with works of great popular appeal, the operas of Puccini are less likely to receive scholarly consideration than those, say, of Richard Wagner. Girardi (musicology and the history of ... Read full review

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Michele Girardi is an associate professor of musicology and the history of contemporary music at the University of Pavia, Italy. He was awarded the "Massimo Mila" prize, given to the best monograph on music published in Italy between 1993 and 1996, for the Italian edition of this book.

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