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Puccini: A Biography Hardcover – 3 Oct 2002

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Northeastern University Press (3 Oct. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555535305
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555535308
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 3 x 25.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 521,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Puccini, a well-researched and accessible study, will appeal to fans and scholars alike. The author provides a snapshot of a gifted composer who faced tremendous challenges on the personal and professional fronts. . . . Highly recommended."--Opera Journal

Opera Journal"

Puccini, a well-researched and accessible study, will appeal to fans and scholars alike. The author provides a snapshot of a gifted composer who faced tremendous challenges on the personal and professional fronts. . . . Highly recommended. "Opera Journal""

About the Author

Mary Jane Phillips-Matz is the author of Rosa Ponselle: American Diva, also published by Northeastern University Press, and the highly praised Verdi: A Biography, which won the Royal Philharmonic Prize, the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, and the New York Governor's Award of Excellence. She served as manager of the Spoleto Festival for several years, and is a regular contributor to Opera News. She lives in New York City. William Weaver is Professor of Literature at Bard College. He is a music critic, author of several books on nineteenth-century Italian opera, and translator of many contemporary Italian writers of fiction. He won the National Book Award for his translation of Italo Calvino's Cosmicomics.


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I loved it! It really gave me a feel for what Puccini was like. Very very detailed, including many excerpts from letters Puccini wrote. I bought this for my husband, but read it before he did since we were on our way to Lucca and Torre del Lago.
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