Photo, Print, Drawing Photograph of Giacomo Puccini. Fotografie Originali del Fondo Pucciniano Bonturi-Razzi
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- Photograph of Giacomo Puccini.
- Fotografie Originali del Fondo Pucciniano Bonturi-Razzi
- The photograph presented here, taken in 1910, shows the composer Giacomo Puccini (1858--1924) seated at the piano. The handwritten note on the back reads "Photograph: U. Romagnoli, Rome, Via di Pietro 87." The photograph is from the Fondo Bonturi-Razzi in the State Library of Lucca, which consists of more than 500 letters, postcards, photographs and other items relating to the life and work of Puccini. The collection was acquired by the State Library of Lucca in 2006 from the heirs of Giuseppe Razzi and his wife Adelaide (Ida) Bonturi, the sister of Puccini's wife Elvira Bonturi Puccini (1860--1930). Puccini was born in Lucca into a family of musicians that for two centuries had provided the musical directors of the Cathedral of San Martino in Lucca. He served for a time as organist for the cathedral before studying composition in Milan. In 1891 he moved to the small town Torre del Lago near the Tyrrhenian Sea. There he wrote his most famous operas, including La Bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), and Madama Butterfly (1904). Later bursts of creativity produced the three operas of Il Trittico (Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi), which premiered in 1918, and Turandot, which premiered in 1926, after the composer's death.
- Romagnoli, U. Photographer.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1910.
- - Italy--Lazio--Rome
- - 1910
- - Composers
- - Musicians
- - Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 photograph : black and white ; 172 x 232 millimeters.
- - Original resource at: State Library of Lucca.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
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Romagnoli, U. Photographer. Photograph of Giacomo Puccini. Lazio Rome Italy, 1910. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021671074/.
APA citation style:
Romagnoli, U. P. (1910) Photograph of Giacomo Puccini. Lazio Rome Italy, 1910. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021671074/.
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Romagnoli, U. Photographer. Photograph of Giacomo Puccini. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021671074/>.