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Leonora's Last ACT: Essays in Verdian Discourse (Princeton Studies in Opera) Hardcover – 3 Nov 1997


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  • Hardcover: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; First Edition edition (3 Nov. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691015570
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691015576
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.3 x 23.4 cm
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The depth of thinking, the richness of prose, and the surprising angles of inquiry in these essays make them useful not only for obtaining information about Verdi's life and works, but also for learning meaningful ways to question musicological and historical method, . . . and perhaps above all, for understanding the attitudes and trends of musicology at the end of the twentieth century. -- Notes


The depth of thinking, the richness of prose, and the surprising angles of inquiry in these essays make them useful not only for obtaining information about Verdi's life and works, but also for learning meaningful ways to question musicological and historical method, . . . and perhaps above all, for understanding the attitudes and trends of musicology at the end of the twentieth century. -- "Notes

"The depth of thinking, the richness of prose, and the surprising angles of inquiry in these essays make them useful not only for obtaining information about Verdi's life and works, but also for learning meaningful ways to question musicological and historical method, . . . and perhaps above all, for understanding the attitudes and trends of musicology at the end of the twentieth century."--Notes

-The depth of thinking, the richness of prose, and the surprising angles of inquiry in these essays make them useful not only for obtaining information about Verdi's life and works, but also for learning meaningful ways to question musicological and historical method, . . . and perhaps above all, for understanding the attitudes and trends of musicology at the end of the twentieth century.---Notes

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"Parker's wit and high irony pervade every page. In a sense, his central aim (though never self-identified as such) is to brandish a new 'tone' or attitude toward scholarship--and toward Verdi--in the postmodern 1990s. The book is immensely engaging throughout: verbal surprises and astonishing suggestions lurk around every corner. Leonora's Last Act is a joy to read even as it seeks mischievously to unsettle our views of this composer."--James Hepokoski, University of Minnesota

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