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The Unknown Puccini: A Historical Perspective on the Songs Including Little-Known Music from Edgar and La Rondine, with complete music for voice and piano

Kaye, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0193857456 / ISBN 13: 9780193857452
Published by U.S.A.: Oxford University Press, 1987
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Unknown Puccini: A Historical ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Puccini's non-operatic songs, Arie da camera e da chiesa for voice and piano, have never before been collected--many until now have never been published. They cover the entire span of the composer's life: the earliest was written when Puccini was in his teens, the latest when the composer was in his sixties. Working from musical manuscripts, letters, documents, and other sources, Michael Kaye shows Puccini--whose music is the mainstay of every opera house in the world--in a new light. The words and music of fifteen songs, including little-known music from the operas Edgar and La Rondine, are provided. More than a dozen fascinating--some rare--photographs give an extra dimension to the book.

About the Author

Michael Kaye received his M.M. in opera from the New England Conservatory. He has served on the artistic staffs of opera companies in Boston, Chicago, Cologne, San Francisco and New York.

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"A welcome addition to the Puccini literature; highly recommended for academic and general readers."--Choice

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