His Life and Music
PB + AudioCD 224pp Illustrated
9781843792307   Product Code: 20295
Critics have often been unimpressed by Puccini's music, but he was an international celebrity during his lifetime and his operas continue to play to packed houses. Examining each work in turn, Haylock traces the evolution of Puccini's unique form of free-flowing opera and considers how his Bohemian life and adulterous affairs helped him to empathize compellingly with his characters.
Part of Naxos' Life and Music series, this illustrated biography includes an accompanying audio CD with a representative selection of excerpts from Puccini's music.