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Verdi and His Operas (World of Opera)

Verdi and His Operas (World of Opera) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Hardcastle , George Lloyd
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The life and work of the greatest of all Italian composers, Giuseppe Verdi, including the much-loved anecdotes, which the author firmly believes reflect both historical and mythic truths about their subject. Covers all Verdi operas, from the early works in the bel canto tradition to the late masterpieces Otello and Falstaff.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2725 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press; New edition edition (7 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007I7FYS6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,308,197 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Shoddy production 10 Sep 2013
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Quite simply this book looks as though it has been typed quickly and never revised. There are mistakes on almost every page that necessitated me having to work out the meaning of many of the sentences. Consider - 'voting' instead of 'doting'. 'hitter' for 'bitter' 'even' for 'every' 'bailer' for (I assume ) ballet'. This kind of shoddiness is on page after page. Illustrations are thoughtless. In the section on 'La Traviata' we are given a photo of Maria Callas but why not as Violetta? Synopses are ok but the so-called 'history' of Verdi's life are confined to weak anecdotes and opera first performances of the 'It was a failure but later became a success' variety. Asking over £8 for this is an insult. Spend £10 extra on Budden - who is extensively quoted in this weak attempt to trace Verdi's creative life. His book will serve you better.
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