This collection contains materials on Furgeri's
Al-Phonsine; including synopses, a full
copy of the piano-vocal score, a full copy of the libretto, and two copies of a
compact disc recording of musical excerpts, all created and collected by
contemporary composer Vittorio Furgeri. The musical drama is inspired by
La Traviata, and depicts a young gay man
who becomes one of the first victims of the AIDS epidemic of the
Vittorio Furgeri was born in 1931. He received a degree from the
Conservatory of Rome in Italy and studied music at Columbia University after
immigrating to the United States. He is a composer and arranger, who has also
coached students in singing for more than twenty years. Furgeri has published
numerous pieces of vocal and instrumental music, in addition to theatrical
music compositions, such as the scores for musicals--
Tough Kids (1988) and
The Big Store (1991). Furgeri has also
written theatrical pieces that incorporate dance; his
Trilogy of Poe (1986),
Coemeterium (1986) and
Impressions on Mozart (1990) are examples.
The Scream (1987) is another of Furgeri's
works; it is fully orchestrated and based on the painting of the same name by
Il Traviato) is his most recent completed
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