Verdi's Falstaff in Letters and Contemporary Reviews

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The Life of Giulio Ricordi

Giulio Ricordi was born in Milan on 19 December 1840 and died there on 6 June 1912. He was Tito Ricordi's eldest son 1 and became the official director of the music publishing firm in 1888, shortly before his father's death. Giulio had, however, already been de facto director since 1868. Gifted as a writer, musician, painter, and businessman, he began, at the age of twenty-two, to do distinguished work in his father's firm. From 1866 until 1902 he edited La gazzetta musicale di Milano, a prominent monthly journal that, in the sixty years of its existence, published the most impor-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Notes xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • Editorial Notes xxi
  • Introduction xxv
  • Notes xxxviii
  • List of Letters and Telegrams xli
  • 1889 1
  • 1890 37
  • 1891 105
  • 1892 164
  • 1893 349
  • 1894 453
  • Appendix IX - How Giuseppe Verdi Writes and Rehearses 519
  • Notes 521
  • Appendix II - Memoirs of Verdi and Falstaff in Rome 523
  • Notes 525
  • Appendix III - Review of Falstaff 527
  • Notes 534
  • Appendix IV - Falstaff at Covent Garden, 19 May 1894 535
  • Note 536
  • Appendix V - The Lessons of Falstaff 537
  • Notes 540
  • Chronology of Verdi's Life and Works 541
  • Notes 559
  • Chronology of Boito's Life and Works 565
  • Notes 578
  • The Life of Giulio Ricordi 585
  • Notes 587
  • Biographical Sketches 589
  • Notes 590
  • Notes 593
  • Notes 596
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  • Notes 610
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  • Select Bibliography 613
  • Index 631
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