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The Resource An introduction to-- Puccini : Madama Butterfly, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)

An introduction to-- Puccini : Madama Butterfly, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)

Label
An introduction to-- Puccini : Madama Butterfly
Title
An introduction to-- Puccini
Title remainder
Madama Butterfly
Statement of responsibility
written by Thomson Smillie
Title variation
  • Puccini, Madama Butterfly
  • Madama Butterfly
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of major operas. Using the principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work, Thomson Smillie is informative yet entertaining, enabling the listener to get more from this remarkable art form. Madama Butterfly runs the gamut of operatic emotions. The title heroine has a fragility wonderfully expressed in her entry music, deep sexual instincts as shown in the love duet, and immense tragic stature in her last hours. The fate of Madama Butterfly - married to an American sailor and then abandoned - engages our emotions, as it obviously did Puccini's to a degree equalled by few other opera heroines. The oriental setting and the exquisite orchestral and choral writings are treasured bonuses
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Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Additional physical form
Also available as compact disc; previously issued as HNH International NAXOS 8.558049.
Cataloging source
NAXOS
Form of composition
  • operas
  • not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Narrated in English; opera excerpts sung in Italian
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Unidentified performers ; David Timson, narrator
Series statement
Opera explained
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
An introduction to-- Puccini : Madama Butterfly, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)
Label
An introduction to-- Puccini : Madama Butterfly, written by Thomson Smillie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://libproxy.rpi.edu/login?url=http://rpi.naxosmusiclibrary.com/streamcat.asp?s=41387%2frpi03&item%5Fcode=8.558049
Publication
Note
  • Streaming audio
  • Title from image of compact disc cover on Web page (viewed May 10, 2006)
  • Includes program notes
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 65:33
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Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by Naxos Music Library; access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781843790419
Publisher number
8.558049
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)123757595
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: MS Windows 98SE, or 2000, or XP; MS Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 1.7.1, FireFox 1PR, Netscape 7.1, or Opera 7.53; and Media Player 9 or 10
  • System requirements: Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.2.8 or 10.3.5; MS Internet Explorer 5.2, Mozilla 1.7, Netscape 7.1, Opera 7.53, or Safari 1.0; Media Player 9.0. Or, Mac OS 8.6 / 9.0; MS Internet Explorer 5.1; Windows Media Player 7.1
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