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Chaliapin: A Critical Biography

Borovsky, Victor

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ISBN 10: 0394560965 / ISBN 13: 9780394560960
Published by Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Maroon cloth, gilt titles. First printing. A very detailed, serious biography of the legendary singer, illustrated with photos and drawings (on coated paper). Sewn binding. Includes Discography, Source Notes, Index. Book unread, near fine. DJ also near fine with light shelfwear. 630 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 11509

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Title: Chaliapin: A Critical Biography

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Traces the life and career of one of the Soviet Union's greatest singers and a reformer of twentieth-century opera who, in spite of his popularity in his own country, was little known to the West

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The great Russian bass Feodor Chaliapin (1873-1938), a man who possessed remarkable acting talents as well as a magnificent voice, revolutionized the performance of opera in the 20th century, making it an art in which music and drama are inseparable. Emigre Russian music historian Borovsky, who teaches at the University of London, traces Chaliapin's career from his humble beginnings in provincial touring companies of Czarist Russia to his triumphant performances in the world's major opera houses. He concentrates on the singer's artistic development in his greatest rolesMephistopheles, Ivan the Terrible, Boris Godunov and others. Using contemporaneous reviews and descriptions of Chaliapin's performances and recollections left by the singer and those who knew him, he brings Chaliapin's art to life. A comprehensive discography is included. Illustrations not seen by PW.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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