Puccini: A Biography Hardcover – 3 Oct 2002
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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
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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