Franco Alfano: Transcending Turandot by Konrad Dryden, Magda Olivero

By Konrad Dryden, Magda Olivero

This is often the 1st totally documented biography of the Italian composer Franco Alfano (1875-1954), who's most-known for finishing Giacomo Puccini's Turandot after Puccini's demise. The e-book contains 24 formerly unpublished photographs, an appendix directory the composer's opus, plot synopses of his operas, a foreword by way of Magda Olivero, and an index of names.

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Alfano to Kufferath, 2 April 1906 (B). 42. Della Corte, Ritratto, 41. 43. ” Alfano to Tito Ricordi, 17 December 1906 (CR). 44. Della Corte, Ritratto, 41. 45. At the same time, Ricordi was issuing the German language score of Resurrezione titled Katjuscha. 46. Alfano to Tito Ricordi, 17 December 1906 (CR). 47. Alfano had also resided at 8, cité Rougement, as stated in a letter dated March 1905. Alfano to unidentified recipient (author’s collection). 48. Alfano to Edward Johnson, 20 November 1907 (G).

56. Raymond Roussel, “Completion of Turandot: An Interview with Franco Alfano,” Musical Leader, 22 October 1925. 57. Brüggemann was in charge of German translations for Ricordi that, in 1926, also included Turandot. 58. Della Corte, Ritratto, 44. 59. Gino Marinuzzi to his family, 6 November 1909, Gino Marinuzzi, Tema con variazioni (Milan: Mondadori, 1995), 115. 60. Alfano to Edward Johnson, 7 November 1909 (G). 61. Gino Marinuzzi to his family, 7 November 1909, Marinuzzi, 117. 62. Alfano to Edward Johnson, 7 November 1909 (G).

Della Corte, Ritratto, 38. 56. Raymond Roussel, “Completion of Turandot: An Interview with Franco Alfano,” Musical Leader, 22 October 1925. 57. Brüggemann was in charge of German translations for Ricordi that, in 1926, also included Turandot. 58. Della Corte, Ritratto, 44. 59. Gino Marinuzzi to his family, 6 November 1909, Gino Marinuzzi, Tema con variazioni (Milan: Mondadori, 1995), 115. 60. Alfano to Edward Johnson, 7 November 1909 (G). 61. Gino Marinuzzi to his family, 7 November 1909, Marinuzzi, 117.

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