Department of Music

Book Publication - Nick Baragwanath

baragwanath, nicholas (2011)

Nick Baragwanath, The Italian Traditions and Puccini: Compositional Theory and Practice in Nineteenth-Century Opera (Indiana Press, 2011)

In this groundbreaking survey of the fundamentals, methods, and formulas that were taught at Italian music conservatories during the 19th century, Nick Baragwanath explores the compositional significance of tradition in Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Boito, and, most importantly, Puccini. Takingn account some 400 primary sources, he explains the varying theories and practices of the period in light of current theoretical and analytical conceptions of this music.

Posted on Tuesday 22nd November 2011

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