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

An introduction to-- Verdi : Falstaff, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)

Label
An introduction to-- Verdi : Falstaff
Title
An introduction to-- Verdi
Title remainder
Falstaff
Statement of responsibility
written by Thomson Smillie
Title variation
  • Falstaff
  • Verdi Falstaff
Creator
Contributor
Conductor
Narrator
Performer
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. Verdi's Falstaff repays careful study with real pleasure. It is opera's happiest irony that the great Italian master should cap a career -- distinguished for its blood-and-thunder tragic masterpieces -- with the greatest comic opera in the Italian repertory. The genius of Shakespeare is harnessed (in a miracle of compression) by master-librettist Boito to give the eighty-year-old Verdi a superb libretto, on which he lavished more wonderful tunes than most composers manage in a lifetime. Falstaff is the last great Italian comic opera and a worthy end to the tradition
Member of
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
NAXOS
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1813-1901
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Verdi, Giuseppe
Dewey number
782.1
Form of composition
operas
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
M1505
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by David Timson; excerpts: Domenico Trimarchi, baritone ; Maurizio Comencini, Enrico Facini, Alessandro Cosentino, tenor ; Franco de Grandis, bass ; Julia Faulkner, soprano ; other soloists ; Chorus and Orchestra of Hungarian State Opera ; Will Humburg, conductor
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1957-
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  • Smillie, Thomson
  • Timson, David
  • Trimarchi, Domenico
  • Comencini, Maurizio
  • Facini, Enrico
  • Cosentino, Alessandro
  • De Grandis, Franco
  • Faulkner, Julia
  • Humburg, Will
  • Magyar Állami Operaház
Series statement
Opera explained
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  • Operas
  • Operas
  • Verdi, Giuseppe
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
An introduction to-- Verdi : Falstaff, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Excerpts from the opera; with commentary
  • Music taken from Naxos 8.660050-51
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • An Introduction to... VERDI Falstaff
  • na Not Applicable
  • (David Timson, reader)
Control code
811332984
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
  • HKI190333801
  • HKI190333802
  • HKI190333803
  • HKI190333804
  • HKI190333805
  • HKI190333806
  • HKI190333807
  • HKI190333808
  • HKI190333809
  • HKI190333810
  • HKI190333811
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  • HKI190333814
  • HKI190333815
Publisher number
8.558158
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)811332984
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
An introduction to-- Verdi : Falstaff, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Excerpts from the opera; with commentary
  • Music taken from Naxos 8.660050-51
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • An Introduction to... VERDI Falstaff
  • na Not Applicable
  • (David Timson, reader)
Control code
811332984
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
  • HKI190333801
  • HKI190333802
  • HKI190333803
  • HKI190333804
  • HKI190333805
  • HKI190333806
  • HKI190333807
  • HKI190333808
  • HKI190333809
  • HKI190333810
  • HKI190333811
  • HKI190333812
  • HKI190333813
  • HKI190333814
  • HKI190333815
Publisher number
8.558158
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)811332984
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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