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Published: 22 September 2005

552 Pages | 15 halftones & line illus., 198 musical examples

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195179743

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His Life and Works

Julian Budden

Master Musicians Series

Julian Budden, one of the world's foremost scholars of Italian opera, here offers music lovers a major biography of Giacomo Puccini--a volume in the esteemed Master Musicians series. Blending astute musical analysis with a colorful account of Puccini's life, Budden providess an illuminating look at some of the most popular operas in the repertoire, including Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot. Budden also paints an intriguing portrait of Puccini the man--talented but modest, a man who had friends from every walk of life: shopkeepers, priests, wealthy landowners, fellow artists.

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