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Finding aid of the Vittorio Furgeri Papers
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This collection contains materials on Furgeri's musical drama, 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 Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, and depicts a young gay man who becomes one of the first victims of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980's.
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 Edvard Munch. Al-Phonsine ( Il Traviato) is his most recent completed work.
1 archive carton (0.25 linear foot).
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