By Thomson Smillie


'A lyric comedy unlike any other,' wrote Verdi about his last opera. That the last work of a composer who was notorious for his preference for tragic and gloomy subjects should be a brilliant human comedy, remains one of the wonders of music. Thomas Smillie's detailed and illuminating musical analysis explains the challenges and risks of the undertaking in this fascinating introduction.

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Narrator David Timson
Length 1hr 20mins
Catalogue No. 14494
Publisher Naxos Audio Books; 2004
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