"Musica adattata allintelligenza ed alle esigenze del pubblico" : Giuseppe Verdi, Errico Petrella, and their Audience

  • As we shall see, the two composers can be understood as opposites in many respects. While some superficial details of Verdis style were imitated by contemporary operatic composers, Verdi should be understood as exceptional, as pursuing a unique path amidst the Italian opera of his time. Rather than imitating either the concision of Verdis operas or their even more striking dramatic intensity, Petrella and most other Italian composers of the period instead downplayed these elements and sought instead to develop melodic appeal above all.

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Author:Sebastian WerrGND
Parent Title (German):Verdi Newsletter
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2008/09/17
Year of first Publication:1998
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/09/17
GND Keyword:Verdi, Giuseppe; Petrella, Errico; Oper
First Page:24
Last Page:27
Source:Verdi Newsletter 25 (1998), S. 24-27.
Dewey Decimal Classification:7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 79 Sport, Spiele, Unterhaltung / 792 Bühnenkunst
Sammlungen:Sammlung Musik, Theater, Film / Literatur zur Musik
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht