Manuel García (1775-1832): Chronicle of the Life of a Bel Canto Tenor at the Dawn of Romanticism

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - 367 pages
This is the first comprehensive biography of one of opera history's most glorious Spanish tenors. Apart from being renowned as the opening-night tenor in Rossini's Barber of Seville, Garcia was an important popularizer of other Rossini roles as well as those of Mozart (in particular, DonGiovanni) in Paris and London during the 1820s. As one of the first intercontinental superstars, Garcia directed the initial professional Italian opera performances in New York City in 1825 and in Mexico City in 1827. Apart from his extraordinary singing career, Garcia was also an importantcomposer. His early operettas were extremely popular in Madrid, his Il califfo di Bagdad achieved success in Naples and Paris, and his La mort du Tasse was premiered at the Paris Opera. Garcia's Spanish compositions, in particular, had an impact on French Romantics such as George Sand and VictorHugo, and ultimately influenced the music of Bizet's Carmen. As a singing teacher, Garcia was beyond comparison. Foremost among his many successful pupils were the tenor, Adolphe Nouritt, and his three children, Maria Malibran, Pauline Viardot- Garcia, and Manuel Patricio Garcia. James Radomski gathers, for the first time, all pertinent information surrounding Garcia and sets vividly the operatic scene of the period. The musicians life is chronicled from his earliest years in Seville until his death in Paris in 1832. With substantial reference to previously undiscoveredreviews and letters, this biography also includes discussions of Garcia's compositions and teaching through musical examples and illustrations.
 

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Birth Education and Early Performances 17751797
1
Debut in Madrid 17981799
16
Malaga and Garcias Return to Madrid 17991804
29
Last Years in Madrid 18051807
62
Paris 18071811 and Italy 18121816
89
Paris 18161817 and London 18181819
114
Return to Paris 18191823
137
LondonParisLondon 18231825
160
The Memory and Legacy of Garcia
300
Appendices
305
Works for the Stage
307
Vocal Works
315
Instrumental Works
320
Pedagogical Works
321
Supplement to El Sol 7 August 1828
322
Cuerpo bueno alma divina from El criado fingido
326

New York 18251826
188
Mexico 18261829
211
Return to Paris Last Operatic Performances 1829
244
Garcia as Teacher
262
Last Year and Death 18311832
281
VIL Yo que soy contrabandista from El poeta calculista
342
Select Bibliography
349
Index
355
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James Radomski is Assistant Professor of Music at California State University, San Bernardino, USA

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