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10 Arias Transcribed for Viola & Piano

By Giacomo Puccini

Viola (Viola)
10 Arias Transcribed for Viola & Piano. Composed by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Instrumental Play-Along. Play Along. Softcover with CD. 40 pages. Published by Ricordi (HL.50484653).

Item Number: HL.50484653

ISBN 0634046357. Play Along. 9x12 inches.

Who needs a singer? With Play Puccini, instrumentalists can bathe themselves in luxurious Italian melody! These ten opera arias are among the composer's most famous and distinctive achievements, here transcribed for intermediate level solo instrument and piano. The book includes a biography of Puccini, notes about the plot of each opera, and the dramatic context of the selected aria. The companion CD features excellent performances, as well as piano accompaniments for practice. Includes arias from: La Bohème, La Fanciulla Del West, Gianni Schicchi, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Suor Angelica, Tosca and Turandot.

  • Nessun Dorma 
  • In Quelle Trine Morbide 
  • Vissi D'arte 
  • Ch'ella mi creda 
  • Senza Mamma 
  • E lucevan le stelle from Tosca (Puccini) 
  • Recondita Armonia 
  • O Mio Babbino Caro 
  • Un Bel Di Vedremo 
  • Quando Men Vo (Musetta's Waltz) 

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  • February 21, 2007 WRONG KEYS!

    Some (but not all) of the arias are in the wrong keys. These transcriptions are accurate (other than the key issue above), but without the words they are not very exciting for performance. My advice is to try to find transcriptions that punch things up a bit (e.g. "O...

    Mio Babbino Caro" from Viola World--although it is in the wrong key, the addition of chords in the viola line makes it much more interesting) or simply leave these arias to the singers. Too bad Puccini didn't write for solo viola....

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