Giuseppe Verdi

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The operas of the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi are among the greatest achievements of nineteenth century culture and remain at the heart of the opera repertory today. His extraordinary works took the opera world by storm, transforming and dominating the world of opera for over 30 years. Verdi modified the rigid conventions of the bel canto style, which had previously depended on the showcasing of singers at the expense of dramatic values. He changed this system to form an overall dramatic masterpiece, giving the singers melody and brilliance in ample measure. Delphi’s Great Composers Series offers concise illustrated guides to the life and works of our greatest composers. Analysing the masterworks of each composer, these interactive eBooks include links to popular streaming services, allowing you to listen to the pieces of music you are reading about. Evaluating the masterworks of each composer, you will explore the development of their works, tracing how they changed the course of music history. Whether a classical novice or a cultivated connoisseur, this series offers an intriguing overview of the world’s most famous and iconic compositions. This volume presents Verdi’s masterworks in succinct detail, with informative introductions, accompanying illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus features. (Version 1)

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* Concise and informative overview of Verdi’s masterworks
* Learn about the operas that made Verdi a celebrated composer
* Links to popular streaming services (free and paid), allowing you to listen to the masterpieces that you’re reading about
* Features a special ‘Complete Compositions’ section, with an index of Verdi’s complete works and links to popular streaming services
* Includes a selection of English translations of the librettos
* Also features three biographies, including Frederick James Crowest’s seminal study — explore Verdi’s intriguing musical and personal life

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The Masterworks
Un giorno di regno
I due Foscari
Il corsaro
La battaglia di Legnano
Luisa Miller
Il trovatore
La traviata
Les vêpres siciliennes
Inno delle nazioni
Don Carlos
Messa da Requiem

Complete Compositions
Index of Verdi’s Compositions

The Librettos
Il trovatore
La traviata
La Forza del Destino

The Biographies
Verdi: Man and Musician, by Frederick James Crowest
Giuseppe Verdi by Harriette Brower
History of the Opera by Henry Sutherland Edwards

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