Il Trittico, Turandot, and Puccini's Late Style

Il Trittico, Turandot, and Puccini's Late Style

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Giacomo Puccini is one of the most frequently performed and best loved of all operatic composers. In Il Trittico, Turandot, and Puccini's Late Style, Andrew Davis takes on the subject of Puccini's last two works to better understand how the composer creates meaning through the juxtaposition of the conventional and the unfamiliar -- situating Puccini in past operatic traditions and modern European musical theater. Davis asserts that hearing Puccini's late works within the context of la solita forma allows listeners to interpret the composer's expressive strategies. He examines Puccini's compositional language, with insightful analyses of melody, orchestration, harmony, voice-leading, and rhythm and meter.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 328 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253004721
  • 9780253004727

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