Macbeth : melodramma in four acts

by Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.

Language: Italian
Format: Music Score 2005
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Music - Room Reference rq M3.V48 1983 Ser. I, vol. 10, commentary
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Collection  Second Floor Music - Room Reference
 
Call Number  rq M3.V48 1983 Ser. I, vol. 10, commentary
 
 
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Music - Room Reference rq M3.V48 1983 Ser. I, vol. 10, pt. 2
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Music - Room Reference
 
Call Number  rq M3.V48 1983 Ser. I, vol. 10, pt. 2
 
 
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Music - Room Reference rq M3.V48 1983 Ser. I, vol. 10, pt.1
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
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Call Number  rq M3.V48 1983 Ser. I, vol. 10, pt.1
 
 
Summary
Verdi had a special fondness for Macbeth , and the first version of his opera based on Shakespeare's play is arguably the most important work of his formative years. But dissatisfied with the work of his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi reworked the text himself and lavished the score with particular attention. The premiere in Florence in 1847 was a great success, but for the Paris premiere in 1865, Verdi made substantial changes, adding dances and an entirely new aria, duet, chorus, and death scene. Clearly, he intended that Macbeth II supersede the earlier version, and today the "Paris" version is the one generally performed.

Published in three volumes, this critical edition of Macbeth is the only one based entirely on autograph sources. Containing the later version as the principal score, it is the first edition to consult the composer's manuscripts of the revised pieces, preserved at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. An appendix contains the earlier movements, and David Lawton provides a wide-ranging introduction to the opera's complex history. This critical edition of Macbeth includes here for the first time Verdi's preferred text--the version he set to music--as well as his own stage directions and thus offers the most vivid and dramatic reading to date.
Additional Information
Series Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Works. 1983 ; ser. 1, v. 10.
Subjects Macbeth, -- King of Scotland, -- active 11th century -- Drama.
Operas -- Scores.
Publisher Chicago : Milano :University of Chicago Press ;2005
Ricordi,
Other Titles Macbeth.
Contributors Piave, Francesco Maria, 1810-1876, librettist.
Maffei, Andrea, 1798-1885, librettist.
Lawton, David, editor.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth.
Language Italian
Notes Based on Italian translations by Carlo Rusconi and Michele Leoni of the Shakespeare tragedy.
Edited principally from the holograph score of the original 1847 version in the Ricordi archives located at the Biblioteca nazionale Braidense, Milan, and the holograph portions of the rev. 1865 version at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris.
Prefatory matter in English and Italian; critical commentary in English.
Description 1 score (2 volumes (lxxix, 928 pages, 6 pages of plates) : facsimiles ; 38 cm + critical commentary (viii, 304 pages ; 25 cm)
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0226853209 (University of Chicago Press)
8875927898 (Ricordi)
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