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Giacomo Puccini, Composer
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(1858 - 1924).  Italian composer, especially of opera.  He came from a musical family, first studying piano and organ, and eventually enrolling at the Milan Conservatory.  After seeing a performance of Verdi's "Aida", he decided to dedicate himself to opera. His first success was "Manon Lescaut", followed by his masterpiece "La Boheme".  His "Tosca", "Madama Butterfly", and "Gianni Schicchi", and his final unfinished work "Turandot" are among his greatest operas. His ability to create vivid...
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Passion, Politics, Puccini; Five Aspects of Tosca N/A
Introduction (0:45) N/A
Dramatis Personae (3:19) N/A
Rome as Canvas (9:58) N/A
Sardou, Puccini, & the Historical Background (14:15) N/A
A Musical Dynasty in Lucca (12:20) N/A
Giacomo Puccini, the Fifth Generation (25:10) N/A
Verismo (8:57) N/A
Composer & Librettist (11:35) N/A
Singing Tosca (14:41) N/A
Performing Tosca (11:59) N/A
Act I (9:32) N/A
Act II (11:29) N/A
Act III (5:09) N/A
Summary (4:39) N/A
Puccini: "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot
"Nessun Dorma" from Turandot (3:29) N/A
Puccini: Tosca
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Recording Date: Mon 1 Jun 1953
2017-18 Season Preview: Tosca (18:30) N/A
Puccini: I Crisantemi for String Quartet
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: Pacifica Quartet
I Crisantemi for String Quartet (7:06) N/A
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