Adrian Lyttelton, 22 June 1995
Show More Mazzini by Denis Mack Smith.
Yale, 302 pp., £19.95, April 1994, 0 300 05884 5Show More
Verdi: A Biography by Mary JanePhillips-Matz.
Oxford, 941 pp., £30, October 1993, 0 19 313204 4Show More
The Real Traviata by Gaia Servadio.
Hodder, 290 pp., £20, October 1994, 9780340579480Show More
“... shared a realistic, hard-headed business sense and a keen interest in agricultural improvements. Phillips-Matz makes clear how important Verdi’s return to the land was in preserving his sanity and in allowing him to restore his energies, depleted by dealing with a theatrical world for which he frequently expressed his strong dislike. At another ...”