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The Resource An introduction to-- Puccini : Turandot, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)

An introduction to-- Puccini : Turandot, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)

Label
An introduction to-- Puccini : Turandot
Title
An introduction to-- Puccini
Title remainder
Turandot
Statement of responsibility
written by Thomson Smillie
Title variation
  • Puccini, Turandot
  • Turandot
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of the major operas. Using the principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work, Thomson Smillie is informative yet entertaining, enabling the listener to get more from this remarkable art form. Puccini's swansong has a claim to being the last great popular opera. Its melodies have enchanted audiences since its posthumous premiere in 1926, two years after Puccini's death. It involves a chilling story of love and cruelty, an intriguing cast of characters against the exotic backdrop of Imperial China, magnificent choruses and ensembles, and dazzling orchestration in an exotic score that comprises a string of remarkable arias -- among which the great tenor aria 'Nessun dorma' is the jewel. It is more than Puccini's last opera: it is the last word, in every sense, on Italian opera
Member of
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Additional physical form
Also available as compact disc; previously issued as Naxos 8.558157.
Cataloging source
NAXOS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smillie, Thomson
Dewey number
782.1
Form of composition
  • operas
  • not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Narrated in English; opera excerpts sung in Italian
LC call number
MT100.P83
LC item number
S65 2007ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Unidentified performers ; David Timson, narrator
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1858-1924
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Timson, David
  • Puccini, Giacomo
Series statement
Opera explained
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Operas
  • Operas
  • Operas
  • Puccini, Giacomo
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
An introduction to-- Puccini : Turandot, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Streaming audio
  • Title from image of compact disc cover on Web page (viewed May 10, 2006)
  • Includes program notes
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An Introduction to... PUCCINI Turandot
  • na Not Applicable
  • (David Timson, reader)
Control code
123829569
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by Naxos Music Library; access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781843790976
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
8.558157
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)123829569
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: MS Windows 98SE, or 2000, or XP; MS Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 1.7.1, FireFox 1PR, Netscape 7.1, or Opera 7.53; and Media Player 9 or 10
  • System requirements: Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or 10.3.5; MS Internet Explorer 5.2, Mozilla 1.7, Netscape 7.1, Opera 7.53, or Safari 1.0; Media Player 9.0. Or, Mac OS 8.6 / 9.0; MS Internet Explorer 5.1; Windows Media Player 7.1
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
An introduction to-- Puccini : Turandot, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Streaming audio
  • Title from image of compact disc cover on Web page (viewed May 10, 2006)
  • Includes program notes
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An Introduction to... PUCCINI Turandot
  • na Not Applicable
  • (David Timson, reader)
Control code
123829569
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by Naxos Music Library; access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781843790976
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
8.558157
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)123829569
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: MS Windows 98SE, or 2000, or XP; MS Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 1.7.1, FireFox 1PR, Netscape 7.1, or Opera 7.53; and Media Player 9 or 10
  • System requirements: Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or 10.3.5; MS Internet Explorer 5.2, Mozilla 1.7, Netscape 7.1, Opera 7.53, or Safari 1.0; Media Player 9.0. Or, Mac OS 8.6 / 9.0; MS Internet Explorer 5.1; Windows Media Player 7.1
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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