Listening to Giuseppe Verdi
A book that expertly accompanies us as we listen to the works of one of the greatest composers of all time, immersing us in the historical and social context in which they came to light.
From Nabucco (1842) to Falstaff (1893), each chapter of this book is dedicated to one of the fifteen essential compositions by Giuseppe Verdi, recounting its plot, genesis and context, but most of all delving deep into its musical and dramatic substance. The accessible and informative tone with which it explores technical content, and the invaluable use of the composer's fascinating personal correspondence make this book suitable for both the novice and the expert. It allows those without musical knowledge to approach Verdi's works and appreciate their beauty, but at the same time it contains elements that may interest musicians or opera buffs. A detailed Glossary explains most of the technical terms used.