The New Grove Guide to Puccini and His Operas

The New Grove Guide to Puccini and His Operas

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This is a spin-off from the Verdi Section in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, this concise volume is a handy guide to the composer's life and operas, with a new secion on modern Puccini prodcutions. Helen Greenwald imporves upon a classic volume with a new preface, new section on modern-day Verdi productions, suggested listening guide, revised biograpical information on Puccini, and additional photographs. This book is perfect for the frequent opera-goer. The fourth volume in a new series on major composers and their operas, The New Grove Guide to Verdi and His Operas will be a revised and redesigned paperback edition of the cloth edition edited by Stanley Sadie originally published by St. Martin's (US) and Grove (UK). Helen Greenwald, an opera expert currently working for the New Englad Conservatory, will contribute a new preface, a new section on modern Puccini productions, condense the Literary Figures section into short essay, add a Suggested Listening Guide, and 6 new photos of current productions of Puccini's operas, and provide a revised Bibiography.Overall this will be a concise guide to Puccini's life and operas, providing a chronology and survey of his life and work, as well as discussion and synopses of his operas.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 142 x 204mm
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195368878
  • 9780195368871

About Helen M. Greenwald

Helen Greenwald is a musicologist, cellist, and translator. Her work has appeared in such journals as 19th-Century Music, Acta Musicologica, Music & Letters, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Current Musicology, the Mozart-Jahrbuch, Nineteenth-Century Music Review, the Music Library Association's Notes, Studi musicali toscani, Newsletter of the Resource Internationale d'Iconographie Musicale, and Cambridge Opera Journal. She is co-editor of the critical edition of Rossini's Zelmira, published at the end of 2005 by Fondazione Rossini/Ricordi. Most recently, Greenwald was contributing curator and consultant to the international exhibition "La Scena di Puccini," shown September 2003-February 2004 at the Fondazione Ragghianti in Lucca, Italy. Greenwald also speaks and writes regularly for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New York Opera. Her principal areas of research include vocal music of the 18th-21st centuries."
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