The Operas of Verdi: From Oberto to Rigoletto

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Oxford University Press, Mar 23, 1978 - Biography & Autobiography - 544 pages
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Critical analyses, background information, and selected musical examples are used to trace the evolution of the composer's style

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Julian Budden, now deceased, served as the Chief Producer for Opera at BBC Radio as the President of the Centro Studi Giacomo Puccini, Lucca, Italy. In addition to his Master Musicians volume on Verdi, he is also the author of the Master Musicians biography of Puccini (OUP, 2002) as well as the
three-volume The Operas of Verdi (OUP, 1978-1981, revised edition 1992).

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