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Verdi, Giuseppe

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 921
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Verdi, Giuseppe
Date(s): 1847
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: Single sheet
Name of creator(s): Verdi | Giuseppe | 1813-1901 | composer and musician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Verdi was born in Le Roncole, Italy, in 1813. He showed a talent for music as a child and started his career teaching music, undertaking church duties and conducting the town orchestra. He moved to Milan and became famous for his operas, the most well known of which include, Simon Boccanegra (1857), Otello (1886) and Falstaff (1893). He died in 1901.


Scope and content/abstract:

A contract to publish music from the opera Macbeth, 1847.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Italian, English

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Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Part of the Sterling Library collection, 1992.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
2000-03-13 Joseph Gelfer

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