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Giacomo Puccini


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Table of Contents

Preface / Introduction / Chapter 1: Youth 1858-85 / Chapter 2: Breakthrough 1885-93 / Chapter 3: The Years of Gold 1893-1904 / Chapter 4: Beyond Butterfly 1904-10 / Chapter 5: Puccini's Wars 1910-17 / Chapter 6: The Last Years 1917-24 / Classified List of Works / Further Reading / Selective Discography / Index

About the Author

Conrad Wilson was music critic of the Scotsman from 1963-91 and now writes for the Herald. Author of several publications, including a history of Scottish opera, he was for many years Programme Editor of the Edinburgh Festival


"Fascinating and fastidiously researched. A fine book, both emotionally profound and waspishly witty."-The Scotsman

"A sizzling new biography."-Herald

"Thoroughly readable and quietly perceptive."-Guardian

On the 20th Century Composers Series

"As a series, Phaidon's 20th Century Composers has brought remarkable variety and a welter of information, both necessary and delightfully trivial. Intended both for the general reader and for the more enthusiastically musical."-The Scotsman

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