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The Resource Verdi in Victorian London, Massimo Zicari, (electronic resource)

Verdi in Victorian London, Massimo Zicari, (electronic resource)

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Verdi in Victorian London
Title
Verdi in Victorian London
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Massimo Zicari
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eng
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"Now a byword for beauty, Verdi's operas were far from universally acclaimed when they reached London in the second half of the nineteenth century. Why did some critics react so harshly? Who were they and what biases and prejudices animated them? When did their antagonistic attitude change? And why did opera managers continue to produce Verdi's operas, in spite of their alleged worthlessness? Massimo Zicari's Verdi in Victorian London reconstructs the reception of Verdi's operas in London from 1844, when a first critical account was published in the pages of The Athenaeum, to 1901, when Verdi's death received extensive tribute in The Musical Times. In the 1840s, certain London journalists were positively hostile towards the most talked-about representative of Italian opera, only to change their tune in the years to come. The supercilious critic of The Athenaeum, Henry Fothergill Chorley, declared that Verdi's melodies were worn, hackneyed and meaningless, his harmonies and progressions crude, his orchestration noisy. The scribes of The Times, The Musical World, The Illustrated London News, and The Musical Times all contributed to the critical hubbub. Yet by the 1850s, Victorian critics, however grudging, could neither deny nor ignore the popularity of Verdi's operas. Over the final three decades of the nineteenth century, moreover, London's musical milieu underwent changes of great magnitude, shifting the manner in which Verdi was conceptualized and making room for the powerful influence of Wagner. Nostalgic commentators began to lament the sad state of the Land of Song, referring to the now departed "palmy days of Italian opera." Zicari charts this entire cultural constellation. Verdi in Victorian London is required reading for both academics and opera aficionados. Music specialists will value a historical reconstruction that stems from a large body of first-hand source material, while Verdi lovers and Italian opera addicts will enjoy vivid analysis free from technical jargon. For students, scholars and plain readers alike, this book is an illuminating addition to the study of music reception."--
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  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
  • Operas
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  • London (England)
  • London (England)
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Verdi in Victorian London, Massimo Zicari, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliography (pages 329-335) and index
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1 online resource (360 pages)
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9781783742158
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illustrations.
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(OCoLC)953733726
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). For more detailed information consult the publisher's website.
Label
Verdi in Victorian London, Massimo Zicari, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
EUI authentication allows users to access and download HTML, PDF, XML, ePub and/or Mobi form
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 329-335) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
xb24144058
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (360 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781783742158
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953733726
Terms governing use
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). For more detailed information consult the publisher's website.

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