About this title:
From the Inside Flap:
La traviata was intially far from a success-after declaring its 1853 premier a "fiasco," Verdi reworked portions of the first two acts, reopening the work in 1854 to tremendous acclaim. This edition of the piano-vocal score is based on the critical edition of the orchestral score by Fabrizio Della Seta, the first to include original 1853 settings as well as 1854 revisions; this affordable paperback volume, sturdily bound to withstand heavy use, also includes a new English singing translation.
About the Author:
Daniel S. Brink is the Artistic Advisor and Principal Coach/Accompanist for the Colorado Opera Festival, Artistic Director for the Company Singers, a development program for young operatic hopefuls and Artistic Director/Conductor of the Colorado Springs Choral Society small ensemble, MOSIAC. Mr. Brink is a lecturer in Music and principal accompanist at The Colorado College, and has performed extensively in the United States and Europe. He is a highly regarded director, recitalist, teacher, adjudicator and writer.
Giuseppe Verdi was born on October 10, 1813, in the small village of Le Roncole in northern Italy. His father, Carlo Verdi, a poor peasant, ran the local combination shop (an inn and tavern) and farmed a small plot of land. Verdi had only one sibling, a younger sister who was retarded and who died in her teenage years. As a child, he showed an early interest in music. It is said that he used to follow an itinerant fiddle player all around the village, and that he would be transfixed by the organ music at church on Sundays, sometimes forgetting his duties as colyte.
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