Puccini

Puccini

PucciniGiacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas, including La Bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. Some of his arias, such as "O Mio Babbino Caro" from Gianni Schicchi, "Che gelida manina" from La Bohème, and "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot, have become part of popular culture.

The subject of Puccini's style is one that has been long avoided by musicologists; this avoidance can perhaps be attributed to the perception that his work, with its emphasis on melody and evident popular appeal, lacked "seriousness" (a similar prejudice beset Rachmaninoff during his lifetime). Despite the place Puccini clearly occupies in the popular tradition of Verdi, his style of orchestration also shows the strong influence of Wagner, matching specific orchestral configurations and timbres to different dramatic moments. His operas contain an unparalleled manipulation of orchestral colors, with the orchestra often creating the scene’s atmosphere.

The structures of Puccini's works are also noteworthy. While it is to an extent possible to divide his operas into arias or numbers (like Verdi's), his scores generally present a very strong sense of continuous flow and connectivity, perhaps another sign of Wagner’s influence. Like Wagner, Puccini used leitmotifs to connote characters (or combinations of characters). This is apparent in Tosca, where the three chords which signal the beginning of the opera are used throughout to announce Scarpia. Several motifs are also linked to Mimi and the Bohemians in La Bohème and to Cio-Cio-San's eventual suicide in Butterfly. Unlike Wagner, though, Puccini's motifs are static: where Wagner's motifs develop into more complicated figures as the characters develop, Puccini's remain more or less identical throughout the opera (in this respect anticipating the themes of modern musical theatre).

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Total 219 sheet(s) found, listing between 0 - 20.
Song Added By Pages Instruments Sheet Type File
Musetta's Waltz fr La Boheme pattiq22 (192)
1507d ago
3 Piano Transcription
Humming Chorus turnipking (25)
1802d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Original
O mio babbino caro jaikovsky (1)
2109d ago
3 Piano, Vocal Other
Nessun Dorma viktor_burg (1)
2390d ago
3 Piano Other
E Lucevan Le Stelle drapetbarcelona (1)
2417d ago
3 Piano Original
All Operas paolomac (1)
2529d ago
2000 Vocal Original
Nessun Dorma aidavdbrake (25)
2756d ago
4 Piano, Vocal Book
Nessun Dorma gray_buddah (2)
2794d ago
3 Piano, Vocal Book
O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) aerec5 (8)
2804d ago
2 Piano, Vocal Transcription
NESSUM DORMA angela.velasco (1)
2893d ago
1 Piano Other
Muzette waltz Lynavel (14)
2895d ago
1 Harp Transcription
Gianni Schichi's O Mio Babbino erikadjl (4)
2906d ago
3 Piano, Cello, Violin, Vocal, Viola Other
Nessun Dorma serujio (9)
2907d ago
4 Piano, Violin Transcription
Nessun Dorma TianaC (6)
2910d ago
3 Vocal Original
Musetta's aria sempoliy (59)
2910d ago
8 Horn Original
Mimi manfredo (5)
2911d ago
5 Horn Other
Un bel di vedremo viniwilevaqr (13)
2912d ago
8 Piano, Vocal Original
Nessun Dorma rmcnally (9)
2914d ago
3 Piano, Vocal Other
O Mimi tu piu non torni (La Boheme) TenoreNero (2)
2918d ago
7 Piano, Vocal Other
"Tosca" clarinet solo lamagist (93)
2918d ago
1 Clarinet Original