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Author Sala, Emilio, 1959-

Title The sounds of Paris in Verdi's La Traviata / Emilio Sala ; translated by Delia Casadei
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 206 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge studies in opera
Cambridge studies in opera.
Contents Illustrations; Music examples; Translator's note; Prelude; The modernity of Verdi; The real and the imaginary; Acknowledgements; 1 Verdi and the Parisian boulevard theatre; Verdi in Paris; Le Chiffonnier de Paris; Le Chevalier de Maison-Rouge; Monte-Cristo; Robert Macaire; Le Pasteur ou L'√Čvangile et le foyer; 2 Images and sounds in waltz (and polka) time; The lady of the camellias; The waltz; The polka; 'A vaguely ""Spanish"" character'; The lorette; The camellia; Interferences and condensations; 3 Motifs of reminiscence and musical dramaturgy; The 'fatted ox'
La Dame aux camélias at the VaudevilleAct 1; The rest of the play; Other musical deaths; Cross-pollinations, actualisations, backdating; System variants; Violetta's body and her 'musical gestures'; Coda; 'Oom, oom-pah-pah-oom'; Musicology and ethnomusicology; Bibliography; PRIMARY SOURCES; Archival manuscript materials; Published scores; Reviews, short articles and news reports; Literary sources (before 1900); Secondary sources; Index
Summary Emilio Sala uses rare documents and images to re-examine Verdi's La traviata in the cultural context of mid-nineteenth-century Paris
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901 -- Travel -- France -- Paris.
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Traviata.
Paris (France) -- In opera.
Form Electronic book
Author Casadei, Delia, translator
ISBN 051192061X (electronic bk.)
1107249937 (electronic bk.)
1299772587 (electronic bk.)
9780511920615 (electronic bk.)
9781107249936 (electronic bk.)
9781299772588 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Valzer delle camelie. English