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Giacomo Puccini

Composer (22-Dec-1858 — 29-Nov-1924)


William Berger. Puccini Without Excuses: A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer. Vintage Books. 2005. 471pp.

Julian Budden. Puccini: His Life and Works. Oxford University Press. 2002. 527pp.

Mosco Carner. Puccini: A Critical Biography. Duckworth. 1974. 520pp.

Linda Beard Fairtile. Giacomo Puccini: A Guide to Research. Routledge. 1999. 381pp.

Dante Del Fiorentino. Immortal Bohemian: An Intimate Memoir of Giacomo Puccini. Prentice-Hall. 1952. 232pp.

John Louis Di Gaetani. Puccini the Thinker: The Composer's Intellectual and Dramatic Development. Peter Lang. 1987. 170pp.

Michele Girardi. Translated by Laura Basini. Puccini: His International Art. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2000.

Howard Greenfeld. Puccini: A Biography. Putnam. 1980. 299pp.

Cecil Hopkinson. Bibliography of the Works of Giacomo Puccini, 1858-1924. Broude Brothers, Ltd.. 1968. 78pp.

Stanley Jackson. Monsieur Butterfly: The Story of Giacomo Puccini. Stein and Day. 1974. 267pp.

George R. Marek. Puccini: A Biography. New York: Simon And Schuster. 1951.

Mary Jane Phillips-Matz. Puccini: A Biography. Northeastern University Press. 2002. 343pp.

Richard Specht. Translated by Catherine Alison Phillips. Giacomo Puccini: The Man, His Life, His Work. Alfred A. Knopf. 1933. 256pp.

William Weaver. The Puccini Companion: Essays on Puccini's Life and Music. W. W. Norton & Company. 1994. 436pp.

Alexandra Wilson. The Puccini Problem: Opera, Nationalism And Modernity. Cambridge University Press. 2007. 321pp.

Conrad Wilson. Giacomo Puccini. Phaidon. 1997. 239pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.617)

  6. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.537)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.575)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1198)

  9. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.612)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.836)

  11. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (pp.697-98)

  12. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.192-94)

  13. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.796)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.407)

  15. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.144)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.90)

  17. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.361)

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