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The Puccini problem

opera, nationalism and modernity

by Alexandra Wilson

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .
Written in English


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The first 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 which 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.--Publisher"s description.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-309) and index.

StatementAlexandra Wilson.
SeriesCambridge studies in opera
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML410.P89 W53 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 321 p. :
Number of Pages321
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22747912M
ISBN 100521856884
ISBN 109780521856881
LC Control Number2006036524
OCLC/WorldCa74988017

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Around , Puccini first began planning a set of one-act operas, largely because of the success of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana. Originally, he planned to write each opera to reflect one of the parts of Dante 's Divine re: 14 December , Metropolitan Opera. Puccini, Giacomo The Puccini problem: opera, nationalism and modernity by Alexandra Wilson The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian, and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and.

Article on “Puccini & the Girl,” a book written by Annie Randall and Rosalind Gray Davis, which was inspired by Ms. Davis’ inheritance of a complete set of letters that passed between Giacomo Puccini and librettist Carlo Zangarini over the adaptation of Belasco's. The Girl of . Scandalissimo! Puccini's sex life exposed The private life of Giacomo Puccini was famously as colourful as his operas, but only now has the truth emerged about the scandal that almost undid him.


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The Puccini Problem: Opera, Nationalism, and Modernity (Cambridge Studies in Opera) Hardcover – April 9, byCited by: Wilson's The Puccini Problem is a rich investigation of how a major cultural figure's impact cannot be divorced from a complex and dynamic understanding of his time.

As such, it is a compelling book not only for musicologists and music critics, but for anyone interested in the history and culture of modern Italy in its European context.'Cited by:   The Puccini Problem. A detailed investigation of the reception and cultural contexts of Puccini's music, this book offers a fresh view of this historically /5(7).

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 ItalyPublisher's descriptionPages: The Puccini problem. [Alexandra Wilson] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for As a detailed investigation of the reception and contexts of Puccini's music, this book offers a fresh view of this historically. Essentially, Puccini opened up the kinds of stories available to composers.

An opera like Weill's Mahagonny or Street Scene wouldn't have been possible without Puccini. Wilson has not written a book for the faint of heart.

It reads like a reworked Ph.D. thesis. In short, it ain't light reading. As Wilson writes, "The Puccini problem became a problem of progress and reaction, of modernity and tradition" (p. This is an innovative approach to the composer. Today Puccini occupies a comfortable, if hardly exalted, place in the performing canon, and it is revelatory to learn how controversial his overly-familiar works once were.

Alexandra Wilson, The Puccini Problem: Opera, Nationalism and Modernity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ), ISBN (hb) [Book Review].

twentieth-century music 6 (1), pp. /S (). The Puccini Problem: Opera, Nationalism and Modernity. Journal of Modern Italian Studies: Vol. 17, Opera and Nation in Nineteenth-Century Italy, pp.

Wilson's The Puccini Problem is a rich investigation of how a major cultural figure's impact cannot be divorced from a complex and dynamic understanding of his time.

As such, it is a compelling book not only for musicologists and music critics, but for anyone interested in the history and culture of modern Italy in its European context.'5/5(1). The Puccini Problem - by Alexandra Wilson March Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a.

Julian Budden, one of the world's foremost scholars of Italian opera and author of a monumental three-volume study of Verdi's works, now offers music lovers a major new biography of one of the giants of Italian opera, Giacomo Puccini.

Blending astute musical analysis with a colorful account of Puccini's life, here is an illuminating look at some of the most popular operas in the repertoire. Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer, one of the greatest exponents of operatic realism, who virtually brought the history of Italian opera to an end.

His mature operas included La Boheme (), Tosca (), Madama Butterfly (), and Turandot (left incomplete). The Complete Puccini Libretti, Vol. 1 Hardcover – January 1, There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Please try again later. Primotenore. out of 5 stars More valuable for the translations than the IPA. Reviewed in the United States on Ap /5(4).

Lesson Mission Accomplished (Acts ) Related Media. Gicomo Puccini was a great composer whose operas number among the world’s favorites. Even after he was stricken with cancer inhe was determined to write a final opera, “Turandot,” which some consider his best.

The Book of Acts is the story of “all that Jesus began. Giacomo Puccini (jä´kōmō pōōt-chē´nē), –, Italian composer of wrote some of the most popular works in the opera repertory. A descendant of a long line of musicians, he studied piano and organ at his Tuscan birthplace, Lucca, and in entered the Milan Conservatory.

Puccini and Politics Dr Alexandra Wilson In her award-winning book, The Puccini Problem: Opera, Nationalism, and Modernity (Cambridge, ), Wilson demonstrated how Puccini’s works were politicised during the composer’s lifetime, becoming caught up in.

Puccini, Giacomo () - autograph letter signed to the painter Charlotte Popert - Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards.

Autograph letter signed "Giacomo Puccini". x inch card, Rome (Grand-Hotel), March In her book The Puccini Problem: Opera, Nationalism and Modernity, Alexandra Wilson observes that the explanation lies primarily in the political/cultural environment in Italy and Europe around the time of the opera’s premiere.

Puccini () wrote his major operas during a period of considerable turmoil and social change. Puccini: A Biography. Descended from four generations of distinguished composers and organists, Giacomo Puccini () was driven by family tradition and an ambitious mother to pursue a career that brought him worldwide recognition as the greatest composer of Italian opera after Giuseppe Verdi/5.

of Alexandra Wilson’s book The Puccini Problem, and the issue is succinctly referenced by the original title of Michele Girardi’s volume L’arte internazionale di un musicista italiano (literally, “The international art of an Italian musician”).6 It was a controversial subject in Puccini’s.Often the question of Puccini’s identity is framed in nationalistic terms: is he the scion of the Italian tradition or a progressive composer steeped in the foreign influences of his day.

This is indeed the subject of Alexandra Wilson’s book The Puccini Problem, and the issue is succinctly. Puccini clearly had problems with the psychology and dramatic credibility of the scene and was struggling to find a way of presenting this volte-face by his least sympathetic heroine.