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Andreas Giger, Verdi and the French Aesthetic: Verse, Stanza, and Melody in Nineteenth-Century Opera (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009). x + 294pp. £52.00

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 April 2011

Clair Rowden
Cardiff University


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1 Il Figaro (11 Feb. 1864): 2, quoted in Boito, Arrigo, Tutti gli scritti, ed. Nardi, P. (Milan: Mondadori, 1942), 1119Google Scholar, and translated in Budden, J., The Operas of Verdi, 3 vols, vol. 2, From Il Trovatore to La Forza del destino (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992): 1617Google Scholar.

2 Details of the principal theoretical texts cited are given in an appendix (Giger, Verdi and the French Aesthetic, 229–31).

3 Letter to Romain Rolland, 15 July 1905, in Myers, Rollo, ed., Richard Strauss & Romain Rolland: Correspondence (London: Calder & Boyars, 1968): 35Google Scholar.