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In Search of Verdi

Roger Parker

in Remaking the Song

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780520244184
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931787 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520244184.003.0004
In Search of Verdi

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This chapter examines Giuseppe Verdi's opera Falstaff. It suggests that one of the notable aspects of Verdi's late compositional practice is that there emerged important discontinuities, both with his previous methods and, arguably, within the works themselves. It evaluates Verdi's work in relation to Theodor W. Adorno's discussion and criticism on Richard Wagner's works. It also discusses the moral lessons in the different chapters of Falstaff.

Keywords: Giuseppe Verdi; Falstaff; opera; compositional practice; Theodor W. Adorno; Richard Wagner; moral lessons

Chapter.  6042 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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