Pietro Mascagni: A Bio-bibliography (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 414 pages
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Bringing together a vast amount of information on Pietro Mascagni and his works, this volume in the Greenwood Press series Bio-Bibliographies in Music includes a catalogue of the composer's works and performances, bibliography, discography, and brief biographical sketch. Mascagni is best known for Cavalleria Rusticana, but he wrote fifteen other stage works and over 100 other compositions, including sacred music, songs and film scores. Overshadowed by his contemporary Puccini and tainted by association with the fascist regime of Mussolini, Mascagni is both a famous and neglected opera composer. This volume charts the decline in performances of Mascagni's operas other than Cavalleria Rusticana and reveals a growing interest in and changing attitude toward the composer. The discography includes more than 2,500 recordings, and the annotated bibliography includes 361 titles.

This research tool will appeal to Mascagni and to opera scholars. Each section is cross-referenced throughout. An appendix includes a chronology of Mascagni's conducting career.

  

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Contents

Biography
3
Works
21
Operas and Operettas W1 W16
23
Opera Subjects Considered W17
158
Incidental Music W20 W22
159
Sacred Music W23 W43
161
Secular Choral Music W44 W56
164
Songs and Other Music for Solo Voice W57 W92
166
Discography
231
Operas and Operettas D1 D214
234
Film Music D215 D216
324
Sacred Music D220 D221
325
Secular Songs D226 D248
326
Orchestral Music D249 D255
329
Chamber and Instrumental Music D256
330
Miscellaneous D264 D269
331

Orchestral and Band Music W93 W107
171
Chamber and Instrumental Music W108 W115
173
Piano Music W116 W130
174
Miscellaneous Attributed Works W131
175
Bibliography B1 B362
177
Select List of Works Consulted
333
A Mascagni Conducting Chronology
337
Index of Compositions
351
General Index
355
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Page 333 - Jackson [1947] 494 p. Recordings listed under performer, grouped under label and year of pressing. Serial numbers given. Brief entries for composer and title of work.

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About the author (2001)

ROGER FLURY is the Senior Librarian with the National Library of New Zealand. He is Artistic Director of Academy Opera and broadcasts regularly on music for Radio New Zealand's Concert FM network.

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