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A Companion to Wagner's Parsifal

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ISBN 13 : 1571132376
Pages : 364 pages
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Download A Companion to Wagner's Parsifal PDF Format Full Free by William Kinderman and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2005 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New essays demonstrating and exploring the abiding fascination of Wagner's controversial work.


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Wagner's Parsifal

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ISBN 13 : 1620328852
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Wagner's Parsifal PDF Format Full Free by Richard H. Bell and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2013-11-12 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Parsifal, Wagner's final opera, is considered by many to be one of the greatest religious musical works ever composed; but it is also one of the most difficult to understand and many have questioned whether it can be considered a "Christian" work at all. Added to this is the furious debate that has surrounded the composer as an anti-Semite, racist, and inspiration for Hitler. Richard Bell addresses such issues and argues that despite any personal failings Wagner makes a fundamental theological contribution through his many writings and ultimately in Parsifal which, he argues, preaches Christ crucified in a way that can never be captured by words alone. He argues that Wagner offers a vision of the divine and a "theology of Good Friday" that can both function as profound therapy and address current theological controversies.


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The Cambridge Companion to Wagner

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1139825941
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Wagner PDF Format Full Free by Thomas S. Grey and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2008-09-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Wagner is remembered as one of the most influential figures in music and theatre, but his place in history has been marked by a considerable amount of controversy. His attitudes towards the Jews and the appropriation of his operas by the Nazis, for example, have helped to construct a historical persona that sits uncomfortably with modern sensibilities. Yet Wagner's absolutely central position in the operatic canon continues. This volume serves as a timely reminder of his ongoing musical, cultural, and political impact. Contributions by specialists from such varied fields as musical history, German literature and cultural studies, opera production, and political science consider a range of topics, from trends and problems in the history of stage production to the representations of gender and sexuality. With the inclusion of invaluable and reliably up-to-date biographical data, this collection will be of great interest to scholars, students, and enthusiasts.


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Wagner's Parsifal

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0190623543
Pages : 660 pages
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Download Wagner's Parsifal PDF Format Full Free by William Kinderman and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-03-01 with total page 660 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Kinderman's detailed study of Parsifal, described by the composer as his "last card," explores the evolution of the text and music of this inexhaustible yet highly controversial music drama across Wagner's entire career. This book offers a reassessment of the ideological and political history of Parsifal, shedding new light on the connection of Wagner's legacy to the rise of National Socialism in Germany. The compositional genesis is traced through many unfamiliar manuscript sources, revealing unsuspected models and veiled connections to Wagner's earlier works. Fresh analytic perspectives are revealed, casting the dramatic meaning of Parsifal in a new light. Much debated aspects of the work, such as Kundry's death at the conclusion, are discussed in the context of its stage history. Path-breaking as well is Kinderman's analysis of the religious and ideological context of Parsifal. During the half-century after the composer's death, the Wagner family and the so-called Bayreuth circle sought to exploit Wagner's work for political purposes, thereby promoting racial nationalism and anti-Semitism. Hitherto unnoticed connections between Hitler and Wagner's legacy at Bayreuth are explored here, while differences between the composer's politics as an 1849 revolutionary and the later response of his family to National Socialism are weighed in a nuanced account. Kinderman combines new historical research, sensitive aesthetic criticism, and probing philosophical reflection in this most intensive examination of Wagner's culminating music drama.


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Richard Wagner and His World

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1400831784
Pages : 560 pages
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Download Richard Wagner and His World PDF Format Full Free by Thomas S. Grey and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2009-07-27 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Wagner (1813-1883) aimed to be more than just a composer. He set out to redefine opera as a "total work of art" combining the highest aspirations of drama, poetry, the symphony, the visual arts, even religion and philosophy. Equally celebrated and vilified in his own time, Wagner continues to provoke debate today regarding his political legacy as well as his music and aesthetic theories. Wagner and His World examines his works in their intellectual and cultural contexts. Seven original essays investigate such topics as music drama in light of rituals of naming in the composer's works and the politics of genre; the role of leitmotif in Wagner's reception; the urge for extinction in Tristan und Isolde as psychology and symbol; Wagner as his own stage director; his conflicted relationship with pianist-composer Franz Liszt; the anti-French satire Eine Kapitulation in the context of the Franco-Prussian War; and responses of Jewish writers and musicians to Wagner's anti-Semitism. In addition to the editor, the contributors are Karol Berger, Leon Botstein, Lydia Goehr, Kenneth Hamilton, Katherine Syer, and Christian Thorau. This book also includes translations of essays, reviews, and memoirs by champions and detractors of Wagner; glimpses into his domestic sphere in Tribschen and Bayreuth; and all of Wagner's program notes to his own works. Introductions and annotations are provided by the editor and David Breckbill, Mary A. Cicora, James Deaville, Annegret Fauser, Steven Huebner, David Trippett, and Nicholas Vazsonyi.


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Religious Experience in the Work of Richard Wagner

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Publisher : CUA Press
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ISBN 13 : 0813227410
Pages : 128 pages
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Download Religious Experience in the Work of Richard Wagner PDF Format Full Free by Marcel Hebert and published by CUA Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philosopher Marcel Hébert developed his Religious Experience in the Work of Richard Wagner (1895) from this background of sustained popular interest in Wagner, an interest that had intensified with the return of his operas to the Paris stage. Newspaper debates about the impact of Wagner's ideas on French society often stressed the links between Wagner and religion. These debates inspired works like Hébert's, intended to explain the complex myth and allegory in Wagner's work and to elucidate it for a new generation of French spectators.


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After Wagner

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ISBN 13 : 1843839687
Pages : 315 pages
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Download After Wagner PDF Format Full Free by Mark Berry and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2014 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No description available.


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Schwerpunkt - Der Ring des Nibelungen. 1

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Publisher : Königshausen & Neumann
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ISBN 13 : 9783826034305
Pages : 263 pages
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Schwerpunkt: Der Gral

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ISBN 13 : 3826039629
Pages : 269 pages
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Download Schwerpunkt: Der Gral PDF Format Full Free by Udo Bermbach and published by Königshausen & Neumann. This book was released on 2008 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Wagner Outside the Ring

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 0786454504
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Wagner Outside the Ring PDF Format Full Free by John Louis DiGaetani and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2009-10-21 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Designed as a companion volume to 2006’s Inside the Ring, which focused on the four operas comprising Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, this new volume features more than a dozen original essays focusing on all of Wagner’s non–Ring operas. Part One looks at the individual operas, including Der Fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal. Part Two reveals the connections between Wagnerian opera and other arts, including dance, filmmaking, and fiction. Finally, Part Three examines Wagner’s operas in performance, featuring interviews with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and heldentenor Ben Heppner, both well-known for their Wagnerian performances. The book includes many photographs from current productions by the Metropolitan Opera and other opera companies, along with bibliographies and a discography of recommended performances.


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Wagner in Russia, Poland and the Czech Lands

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1317000676
Pages : 254 pages
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Download Wagner in Russia, Poland and the Czech Lands PDF Format Full Free by Stephen Muir and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-24 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Wagner has arguably the greatest and most long-term influence on wider European culture of all nineteenth-century composers. And yet, among the copious English-language literature examining Wagner's works, influence, and character, research into the composer’s impact and role in Russia and Eastern European countries, and perceptions of him from within those countries, is noticeably sparse. Wagner in Russia, Poland and the Czech Lands aims to redress imbalance and stimulate further research in this rich area. The eight essays are divided in three parts - one each on Russia, the Czech lands and Poland - and cover a wide historical span, from the composer’s first contacts with and appearances in these regions, through to his later reception in the Communist era. The contributing authors examine his influences in a wide range of areas such as music, literary and epistolary heritage, politics, and the cultural histories of Russia, the Czech lands, and Poland, in an attempt to establish Wagner’s place in a part of Europe not commonly addressed in studies of the composer.


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Beyond Reason

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 13 : 0520966139
Pages : 552 pages
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Download Beyond Reason PDF Format Full Free by Karol Berger and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2016-11-15 with total page 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beyond Reason relates Wagner’s works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career: Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Parsifal. Karol Berger seeks to penetrate the “secret” of large-scale form in Wagner’s music dramas and to answer those critics, most prominently Nietzsche, who condemned Wagner for his putative inability to weld small expressive gestures into larger wholes. Organized by individual opera, this is essential reading for both musicologists and Wagner experts.


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The Medieval Presence in the Modernist Aesthetic

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 13 : 9004357025
Pages : 208 pages
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Download The Medieval Presence in the Modernist Aesthetic PDF Format Full Free by Simone Celine Marshall and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-11-09 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Medieval Presence in the Modernist Aesthetic: Unattended Moments, editors Simone Celine Marshall and Carole M. Cusack have assembled a collection of studies on Modernist authors that are original, thought-provoking and often delightful.


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The New Grove Guide to Wagner and His Operas

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0190295155
Pages : 208 pages
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Download The New Grove Guide to Wagner and His Operas PDF Format Full Free by Barry Millington and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2006-08-15 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the most controversial figures in the history of ideas as well as music, Richard Wagner continues to stimulate debate whenever his works are performed. Drawing upon the scholarship of The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, the most comprehensive dictionary of opera in the world, Barry Millington offers a concise, portable survey and guide, which will make a welcome addition to the shelf of anyone who loves opera. Millington has completely updated the original pieces and contributed four new chapters on Wagner, including a summary of Wagner productions from 1876 to the present day, a suggested listening and viewing gyide, complete chronology of Wagner's operas, and a glossary of terms that will delight any opera-goer. In addition, there are detailed entries on each of Wagner's operas, a main biographical section, and a group of separate articles on such topics as Leitmotif and Gesamtkunstwerk, as well as a newly revised updated article on Bayreuth. Complete with a new preface, updated bibliography, glossary, and discography--including first release dates of each recording--The New Grove Guide to Wagner and his Operas furnishes both seasoned Wagner-lovers and neophytes with all they require for an in-depth appreciation of this unique historical figure.


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Richard Wagner and the Centrality of Love

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ISBN 13 : 1843835363
Pages : 312 pages
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Richard Wagner

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Richard Wagner: Parsifal

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780521296625
Pages : 180 pages
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Download Richard Wagner: Parsifal PDF Format Full Free by Lucy Beckett and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1981-08-20 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive account of Wagner's last, and strangest opera.