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Opera Explained: MASCAGNI - Cavalleria rusticana (Smillie)

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Opera Explained: MASCAGNI - Cavalleria rusticana (Smillie)
ISBN: 9781843793205
Download Size: 63 Mb
Running Time: 01:16:31
Release Date: February 2004
Originally recorded in 2004
Author
Thomson Smillie
Composer
Pietro Mascagni
Reader
David Timson
Genre:
Spoken Word

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Opera Explained: MASCAGNI - Cavalleria rusticana (Smillie)
Thomson Smillie
Read by David Timson
Cavalleria rusticana is the short opera that has all the elements of a grand opera compressed into a single highly dramatic time span. The story of love, lust, blood-feud and betrayal played out against the pageantry of the Easter celebrations in a Sicilian village delivers an emotional wallop because of the youthful vigour and musical wealth of its great score which includes the glorious Easter Hymn and the deeply moving Intermezzo. Mascagni was never to repeat his youthful success but this brief work is enough to ensure his immortality.




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