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Verdi's Macbeth : a sourcebook / edited by David Rosen and Andrew Porter.

; Porter, Andrew, 1928-2015 ; American Institute for Verdi Studies
1st ed.. New York : W.W. Norton, [1984] .
ISBN 0393950735, 9780393950731

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Other Authors Porter, Andrew, 1928-2015.
Rosen, David, 1938-
American Institute for Verdi Studies.
Subjects Literature.
Macbeth (Verdi, Giuseppe)
Macbeth, King of Scotland, active 11th century -- In literature.
Macbeth, King of Scotland, active 11th century.
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Macbeth.
Verdi, Giuseppe. Macbeth.
Description xvi, 527 pages : facsimiles, music ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1984]
©1984
Notes In part a collection of papers delivered at the Fifth International Congress of Verdi Studies, Centre College, Danville, Ky., 1977, held under the auspices of the American Institute for Verdi Studies.
Includes indexes.
Includes pages from the 1847 vocal score of Macbeth containing the principal episodes revised and recomposed in 1865.
Includes bibliographical references (page 464).
Contents Letters and other documents.
Appendices: A hundred years of Macbeth : performances and casts / Tom Kaufman and others -- Other music for Macbeth -- Macbeth on records -- Glossary -- Personalia -- A table of revisions and a concordance of four piano-vocal scores / Martin Chusid.
Documents: Publication history. The autograph and the early editions / Martin Chusid ; The libroni, and additional notes on Ricordi publications of Macbeth / David Rosen -- The libretto. The "Scala" Macbeth libretto : a genetic edition / Francesco Degrada ; The 1865 libretto drafts. A note on Shakespeare's Macbeth / August Wilhelm Schlegel ; The preface in the Ricordi libretto. Verdi and the Italian translations of Shakespeare's Macbeth / Andrew Porter ; A note on censorship. Macbetto : ballo mimico in cinque atti (excerpt) / Luigi Henry.
Intermezzo: Two great ladies. Adelaide Ristori ; Pauline Viardot.
Pages from the 1847 Macbeth : piano-vocal score. Grand duet (Act I, excerpt) ; "Trionfai" (Act II) ; The banquet scene (excerpt) ; The apparitions scene (excerpt) ; "Vada in fiamme" (Act III) ; The exiles' chorus (Act IV) ; Macbeth's death scene (Act IV).
Reviews and other published commentary: Macbeth I. The Florence premiere, 1847, and some later productions -- Interlude : the abortive Théâtre-Italien production -- Macbeth II. The Paris premiere, 1865 -- Five figurini (costume designs) for Macbeth -- A note by "Folchetto" -- Macbeth, from studio sulle opere di Giuseppe Verdi / by Abramo Basevi ; translated by Edward Schneider.
The 1847 libretto.
The Danville papers: Florence, 1847. José Verdi, Hercules Cavalli, and the Florence Macbeth / Mary Jane Phillips Matz ; Verdi's Macbeth and the Florentine critics / Leonardo Pinzauti -- Verdi, Shakespeare, and the libretto. The Shakespeare Verdi knew / William Weaver ; Madness, hallucination, and sleepwalking / Jonas Barish ; Observations on the genesis of Verdi's Macbeth / Francesco Degrada -- Paris, 1865. The Verdi-Escudier correspondence about Macbeth / Ursula Günther ; Macbeth in Paris : new iconographical documents / H. Robert Cohen -- Composition and performance. Toward a critical edition of Macbeth / Philip Gossett ; Observations on the autograph of Macbeth I / David Lawton ; Macbeth : notes on the instrumentation of the two versions / Julian Budden ; Aspects of the production of Macbeth / Marcello Conati ; Vocal gesture in Verdi's Macbeth / Marilyn Feller Somville ; Translating Macbeth / Andrew Porter -- Essays in analysis. Evil, guilt, and the supernatural in Verdi's Macbeth : toward an understanding of the tonal structure and key symbolism / Martin Chusid ; On the tonal organization of Macbeth II / Daniel Sabbeth ; Macbeth, Attila, and Verdi's self-modeling / Gary Tomlinson ; The banquet scene from Verdi's Macbeth : an experiment in large-scale musical form / John Knowles.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7272361
(OCoLC)ocm07272361
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