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- DescriptionGiacomo Puccini is one of the most frequently performed and best loved of all operatic composers. In Il Trittico, Turandot, and Puccini's Late Style, Andrew Davis takes on the subject of Puccini's last two works to better understand how the composer creates meaning through the juxtaposition of the conventional and the unfamiliar-situating Puccini in past operatic traditions and modern European musical theater. Davis asserts that hearing Puccini's late works within the context of la solita forma allows listeners to interpret the composer's expressive strategies. He examines Puccini's compositional language, with insightful analyses of melody, orchestration, harmony, voice-leading, and rhythm and meter.
- Author BiographyAndrew Davis is Associate Professor of Music Theory and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Houston Moores School of Music.
- Author(s)Andrew Davis
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication09/09/2010
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Series TitleMusical Meaning & Interpretation
- Place of PublicationBloomington, IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Note33 music exx.
- Weight590 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine585 mm
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