The Resource The Puccini problem : opera, nationalism and modernity, Alexandra Wilson

The Puccini problem : opera, nationalism and modernity, Alexandra Wilson

Label
The Puccini problem : opera, nationalism and modernity
Title
The Puccini problem
Title remainder
opera, nationalism and modernity
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A detailed investigation of the reception and cultural contexts of Puccini's music, this book offers a fresh view of this historically important but frequently overlooked composer. Wilson's study explores the ways in which Puccini's music and persona were held up as both the antidote to and the embodiment of the decadence widely felt to be afflicting late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Italy, a nation which although politically unified remained culturally divided. The book focuses upon two central, related questions that were debated throughout Puccini's career: his status as a national or international composer, and his status as a traditionalist or modernist. In addition, Wilson examines how Puccini's operas became caught up in a wide range of extra-musical controversies concerning such issues as gender and class. This book makes a major contribution to our understanding of both the history of opera and of the wider artistic and intellectual life of turn-of-the-century Italy
  • A study of the reception and contexts of Puccini's music
Member of
Cataloging source
UAB
Dewey number
782.1092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.P89
LC item number
W53 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in opera
Label
The Puccini problem : opera, nationalism and modernity, Alexandra Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-309) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Inventing an Italian composer -- La bohème : organicism, progress and the press -- Tosca : truth and lies -- A frame without a canvas : Madama Butterfly and the superficial -- Torrefranca versus Puccini -- The Italian composer as internationalist -- A suitable ending? -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn213380366
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511278921
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36845012
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213380366
  • acls0511277148

Library Locations

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