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Budden, Julian,:  The Operas of Verdi. volume 1 from Oberto to Rigoletto Volume 2. From Il Trovatore to La Forza De Destino Volume 3. From Dos Carlos to Falstaff
Book Number: 0275759
Cassell & Co, London, 1984.  Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. volume 1 traces the organic growth and development of the composer's style from 1839 to 1851 from the first opera, Oberto to the 17th, Rigoletto. More than 350 musical examples point to the significance of the early operas in Verdi's developing style. volume 2 covers those works written during the decadence of the post-Rossini period. During this time, Verdi, having exhausted the vein of simple lyricism to be found in il Trovatore and la Traviata achieved self renewal in direct confrontation with the masters of the Paris Opera with his Les Vepres Siciliennes establishing a new scale and variety of musical thought that can be sensed in the Italian art was followed, culminating in la Forza del destino. volume 3 covers roughly a quarter of a century which saw grand opera on the Parisian model established throughout Italy and the spread of cosmopolitan influences. It was during this period, which ended with the first signs of a new recognisably Italian idiom, that verdict produces for last and greatest operas, Don Carlos, Aida, Otello, and Falstaff. ISBN volume I 030410581, ISBN volume II 030431059X, ISBN volume III 0304310603. All three volumes have very slight spotting of the top and front edges of the text block, all three volumes are free of any annotation. this is the first softcover edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: music; Opera; Theatre & Plays. ISBN: 0304310581. ISBN/EAN: 9780304310586. Inventory No: 0275759.
Price: $61.60

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