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Subject: Re: Extra Long Musical Introductions to Arias
From: gordon young <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 1 Feb 2018 20:26:31 -0600
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If this could be expanded I would suggest the beautiful violin introduction
to the third act trio in Lombardi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ntcKo_mVnE

On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 8:23 PM, Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 8:41 PM, Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Sometimes the Prelude to an act is also the introduction to an aria and
> > those will tend to be longer. That’s true of “Tu, che le vanita” and
> “Dich
> > teure Halle” already mentioned and snother of my favorites. “Ecco
> l’orrido
> > campo.”
> > I guess that’s also true of the tenor arias that open the second acts of
> > “Rigoletto” and “La Traviata.”
> > Max Paley
> >
>
> This crossed my mind when I thought about Ulrica's aria in UN BALLO.
>
> Some great examples were already mentioned (oh, "Tu che le vanita" -
> gorgeous!). I also love how Puccini infused an unbelievable dramatic
> intensity into the orchestral music that immediately precedes "Vissi
> d'arte". I don't know though if it counts as the instrumental introduction
> to the aria in a strictly integral sense.
>
> Vesna
>
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