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  Giacomo Puccini - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Puccini was born in Lucca in Tuscany, Italy into a family with five generations of musical history behind them.
Puccini is celebrated, on the other hand, for his melodic gift, and many of his melodies are both memorable and enduringly popular.
Puccini cylinder recordings, from the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library.
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 Giacomo Puccini
Scandal was unleashed in 1909 when a servant girl of the Puccinis, whom Elvira had accused of an intimate relationship with her husband, committed suicide.
A court case established the girl's innocence, but the publicity affected Puccini deeply and was the main reason for the long period before his next opera.
Puccini's choral, orchestral and instrumental works, dating mainly from his early years, are unimportant, though the Mass in A-flat (1880) is still performed occasionally.
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 Giacomo Puccini   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Puccini's mother thought that Giacomo would do better in Milan, so she sought the support to send him to study at the Milan Conservatory.
Puccini studied at the Milan Conservatory (the conservatory where Verdi had applied and failed to gain admission) from 1880 until 1883.
Puccini awaited the announcement of the results of the competition which appeared in Il teatro illustrato in April 1884 and read as follows:
www.edinboro.edu /cwis/music/cordell/comp-puccini.html   (509 words)

  
 CLASSICAL MUSIC ARCHIVES: Biography of Giacomo Puccini
Edgar, when it appeared in 1889, was a failure, but Ricordi's faith was justified in 1893 by Manon Lescaut, in which the mature Puccini is already evident in the ardent and profuse melodic mastery which distinguishes the work.
Nothing illustrates Puccini's instinctive theatrical skill more remarkably than the success with which he achieved the difficult feat of combining three contrasting 1-act operas in Il trittico (Triptych): a thriller in Il tabarro, a sentimental tragedy in Suor Angelica, and a comedy in Gianni Schicchi.
Puccini lacks the nobility of Verdi, but few opera composers can rival him in dramatic flair and skill.
www.classicalarchives.com /bios/codm/puccini.html   (597 words)

  
 Puccini: Madama Butterfly
The story upon which the libretto of Puccini's Madama Butterfly is based is an amalgam of a narrative by John Luther Long, a Philadelphia lawyer, and the play derived from that narrative by playwright and theatrical producer, David Belasco.
Lieutenant Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton (the name itself is an ironic accentuation of his role as the American intruder) of the United States Navy marries the young Cho-Cho-San, nicknamed "Madam Butterfly," and forces her to relinquish all ties to her friends and family.
Coupled with Puccini's emotionally charged musical score, Madama Butterfly produces an effect at once intimate and overwhelming, a haunting portrayal of the dangers of misguided love.
www.columbia.edu /itc/music/NYCO/butterfly/luther.html   (836 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Puccini: Music: Giacomo Puccini,Anton Coppola,Antonio Pappano,Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra Milan,Royal Opera ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
She goes through almost the entire Puccini catalog of heroines--Mimi and Musetta, Liu, Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Liu and Turandot, Lauretta, Suor Angelica, Minnie (from Fanciulla), as well as the gals from La Rondine, Edgar, and Le Villi, and her exquisite, fine-grained, unique sound--with its dusky lower register--is always interesting and beautifully inflected.
This Puccini arias/scenes disc has beautiful singing from Gheorghiu, however, I find a sameness in her singing, whether she be singing an aria from Butterfly or Turandot.
He seems to love every note Puccini wrote (which is understandable!), but his pacing undermines the drama in some of these selections.
www.amazon.com /Puccini-Giacomo/dp/B0006G9HAC   (1297 words)

  
 Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) - famous Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) Classics hit collection and Giacomo Puccini ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Descended from a family of musicians, Puccini was the most important Italian opera composer in the generation after Verdi.
He was born and educated in Lucca, later studying under Ponchielli at the Milan Conservatory.
Some of the musical material of a particularly poignant moment in Manon Lescaut appears in a set of pieces for string quartet by Puccini, Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums), part of a very small output of instrumental music, little of which was published by the composer.
www.naxos.com /composerinfo/828.htm   (744 words)

  
 Free Puccini Sheet music
Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 — November 29, 1924) is regarded as one of the great operatic composers of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Giacomo Puccini: Nessun Dorma From "Turandot" Composed by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), arranged by Robert Schultz.
Giacomo Puccini: Arias for Soprano Composed by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924).
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 Puccini.com - Honoring the great Operatic Composer -
The great Italian Operatic composer Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) is beloved among opera-goers above all others.
John Moore's site with lots of information about Puccini, as well as extensive Midi sequences from his operas.
And don't forget to check some of the smaller opera companies near you, many of whom offer excellent and compelling performances in intimate theater settings.
www.debunker.com /puccini.html   (240 words)

  
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