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Author Smillie, Thomson.
Title An introduction to-- Verdi, Aida / written by Thomson Smillie.
Imprint [Hong Kong] : Naxos Music Library, [2004]

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Series Opera explained
Opera explained.
Subject Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Aïda.
Operas -- Analysis, appreciation.
Operas -- Stories, plots, etc.
Alt Name Timson, David.
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Aïda. Selections.
Add Title Verdi, Aida
Time 010315
Note Streaming audio.
Title from image of compact disc cover on Web page (viewed Dec. 15, 2004).
Includes brief excerpts from the opera as recorded by Maria Dragoni and Kristjan Johannsson with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland on Naxos 8.660033-34.
Includes program notes.
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.
Performer Narrated by David Timson.
Summary This series introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of the major operas. Here Smillie discusses Verdi's history and the political background surrounding Aida followed by an analysis of the opera broken down into sections.
Note Also available as compact disc.
Contents Introduction (3:50) -- Verdi's three periods in a sixty-year span (1:38) -- The political background (2:19) -- Aida, the beginnings (3:36) -- The prelude and Act I (16:48) -- Act II (6:07) -- The grand march (9:38) -- Act III (6:37) -- Act IV (4:52) -- The death scene (7:44).
Publisher # 8.558009 Naxos Music Library
OCLC # 58673081
Additional Format Compact disc version (OCoLC)49235363.