The Operas of Verdi: From Oberto to Rigoletto


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Marked by extraordinary research and enhanced by hundreds of musical illustrations, this monumental study follows the development of Verdi's oeuvre from his earliest opera Oberto to his final work, Falstaff . In writing the first edition of this classic work--which appeared to great acclaim in 1973--Julian Budden mined the vast resources of European archives to provide a groundbreaking interpretation of Verdi's work, and along the way discovered much new material, including an unpublished additional aria for I Due ...

The Operas of Verdi: From Oberto to Rigoletto 1992, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198162612

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