Bellini: Life, Times, Music

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The definitive account of Vincenzo Bellini's life and work. This superb work includes personal letters, intimate details of relationships with men and women, an interpretation of the biopsy report explaining the circumstances of his tragic death and previously unseen illustrations from the early 1800s.

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Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
9
BeginningsCatania 180119
19
Naples Adelson e Salvini 181925
28
Bianca e Gemando at the San Carlo 1826
49
Success in Milan Felice Romani and II pirata at La Scala 1827
59
The Second Bianca in Genoa 1828
93
Giuditta Turina and La Straniera 182829
110
The Failure of Zaira in Parma 1829
142
Homeland Revisited 1832
247
Venetian Recriminations Beatrice di Tenda
258
The Journey to London 183334
284
The Break with Giuditta Turina
298
Puritani at the Italien Paris 183435
338
Phantom Projects Finale 1835
386
Notes on the Text
406
Appendices
435

Capuleti e i Montecchi in Venice 1830
163
La sonnambula at the Carcano 183031
187
Norma at La Scala 1831
215
Bibliography
468
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