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Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0521431387
Pages : 229 pages
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Download Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde PDF Format Full Free by Arthur Groos and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-03-31 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seven leading international writers discuss the genesis, libretto and music, and performance and reception history of Wagner's Tristan.


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Schwerpunkt - focusing on Tristan und Isolde

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Publisher : Königshausen & Neumann
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ISBN 13 : 9783826027864
Pages : 294 pages
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Musical Analyses and Musical Exegesis

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Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
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ISBN 13 : 158046999X
Pages : 471 pages
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Download Musical Analyses and Musical Exegesis PDF Format Full Free by Jean-Jacques Nattiez and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2021 with total page 471 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here translated for the first time, Jean-Jacques Nattiez's widely hailed comparative guide to the techniques of music analysis focuses on a single vivid passage from Wagner's Tristan and Isolde.


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Music as Cultural Practice, 1800-1900

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 13 : 0520084438
Pages : 243 pages
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Download Music as Cultural Practice, 1800-1900 PDF Format Full Free by Lawrence Kramer and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1993-11-24 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Music as Cultural Practice, Lawrence Kramer adapts the resources of contemporary literary theory to forge a genuinely new discourse about music. Rethinking fundamental questions of meaning and expression, he demonstrates how European music of the nineteenth century collaborates on equal terms with textual and sociocultural practices in the constitution of self and society. In Kramer's analysis, compositional processes usually understood in formal or emotive terms reappear as active forces in the work of cultural formation. Thus Beethoven's last piano sonata, Op. 111, forms both a realization and a critique of Romantic utopianism; Liszt's Faust Symphony takes bourgeois gender ideology into a troubled embrace; Wagner's Tristan und Isolde articulates a basic change in the cultural construction of sexuality. Through such readings, Kramer works toward the larger conclusion that nineteenth-century European music is concerned as much to challenge as to exemplify an ideology of organic unity and subjective wholeness. Anyone interested in music, literary criticism, or nineteenth-century culture will find this book pertinent and provocative.


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Write All These Down

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 13 : 0520213777
Pages : 375 pages
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Download Write All These Down PDF Format Full Free by Joseph Kerman and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1998-03-18 with total page 375 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Joseph Kerman is one of the most eminent, wide ranging, and readable of today's writers on music. Admirers of his many books - on musicology, opera, Beethoven, and Elizabethan music - will find much to interest them in this collection of essays, taken from general journals, such as the Hudson Review and the New York Review of Books, as well as more specialized publications.


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Music Theory, Analysis, and Society

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1351557130
Pages : 310 pages
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Download Music Theory, Analysis, and Society PDF Format Full Free by RobertP. Morgan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert P. Morgan is one of a small number of music theorists writing in English who treat music theory, and in particular Schenkerian theory, as part of general intellectual life. Morgan‘s writings are renowned within the field of music scholarship: he is the author of the well-known Norton volume Twentieth-Century Music, and of additional books relating to Schenkerian and other theory, analysis and society. This volume of Morgan‘s previously published essays encompasses a broad range of issues, including historical and social issues and is of importance to anyone concerned with modern Western music. His specially written introduction treats his writings as a whole but also provides additional material relating to the articles included in this volume.


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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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Wagner & Cinema

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0253221633
Pages : 505 pages
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Download Wagner & Cinema PDF Format Full Free by Jeongwon Joe and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 505 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The work of Richard Wagner is a continuing source of artistic inspiration and ideological controversy in literature, philosophy, and music, as well as cinema. In this book, a diverse group of established scholars examines Wagner's influence on cinema from the silent era to the present.


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Reader's Guide to Music

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135942625
Pages : 928 pages
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Download Reader's Guide to Music PDF Format Full Free by Murray Steib and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-02 with total page 928 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).


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The Tragic and the Ecstatic

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780199711369
Pages : 344 pages
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Download The Tragic and the Ecstatic PDF Format Full Free by Chafe and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2008-08-12 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the years preceding the composition of Tristan and Isolde, Wagner's aesthetics underwent a momentous turnaround, principally as a result of his discovery of Schopenhauer. Many of Schopenhauer's ideas, especially those regarding music's metaphysical significance, resonated with patterns of thought that had long been central to Wagner's aesthetics, and Wagner described the entry of Schopenhauer into his life as "a gift from heaven." Chafe argues that Wagner's Tristan and Isolde is a musical and dramatic exposition of metaphysical ideas inspired by Schopenhauer. The first part of the book covers the philosophical and literary underpinnings of the story, exploring Schopenhauer's metaphysics and Gottfried van Strassburg's Tristan poem. Chafe then turns to the events in the opera, providing tonal and harmonic analyses that reinforce his interpretation of the drama. Chafe acts as an expert guide, interpreting and illustrating most important moments for his reader. Ultimately, Chafe creates a critical account of Tristan, in which the drama is shown to develop through the music.


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Opera on the Couch

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 1000591557
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Opera on the Couch PDF Format Full Free by Steven H. Goldberg and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-06-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this widely ranging collection of essays, a group of contemporary psychoanalyst/authors turn their finely-honed listening skills and clinical experience to plumb the depths and illuminate themes of character, drama, myth, culture, and psychobiography in some of the world’s most beloved operas. The richly diverse chapters are unified by a psychoanalytic approach to the nuances of unconscious mental life and emotional experience as they unfold synergistically in opera’s music, words, and drama. Opera creates a unique bridge between thought and feeling, mind and body, and conscious and unconscious that offers fertile ground for psychological exploration of profound human truths. Each piece is written in a colorful and non-technical manner that will appeal to mental health professionals, musicians, academics, and general readers wishing to better understand and appreciate opera as an art form.


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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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Poetry into Song

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0199890161
Pages : 432 pages
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Download Poetry into Song PDF Format Full Free by Deborah Stein and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2010-06-10 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the music of the great song composers--Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, and Strauss--Poetry Into Song offers a systematic introduction to the performance and analysis of Lieder . Part I, "The Language of Poetry," provides chapters on the themes and imagery of German Romanticism and the methods of analysis for German Romantic poetry. Part II, "The Language of the Performer," deals with issues of concern to performers: texture, temporality, articulation, and interpretation of notation and unusual rhythm accents and stresses. Part III provides clearly defined analytical procedures for each of four main chapters on harmony and tonality, melody and motive, rhythm and meter, and form. The concluding chapter compares different settings of the same text, and the volume ends with several appendices that offer text translations, over 40 pages of less accessible song scores, a glossary of technical terms, and a substantial bibliography. Directed toward students in both voice and theory, and toward all singers, the authors establish a framework for the analysis of song based on a process of performing, listening, and analyzing, designed to give the reader a new understanding of the reciprocal interaction between performance and analysis. Emphasizing the masterworks, the book features numerous poetic texts, as well as a core repertory of songs. Examples throughout the text demonstrate points, while end of chapter questions reinforce concepts and provide opportunities for directed analysis. While there are a variety of books on Lieder and on German Romantic poetry, none combines performance, musical analysis, textual analysis, and the interrelation between poetry and music in the systematic, thorough way of Poetry Into Song.


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The second practice of nineteenth-century tonality

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Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780803227248
Pages : 302 pages
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Download The second practice of nineteenth-century tonality PDF Format Full Free by William Kinderman and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1996-01-01 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1861, a half-century before Arnold Schoenberg's break with tonality, a young composer associated with Liszt saw a threshold to musical modernism as lodged in the "suspension of the main key." As the unified tonal perspective of earlier music yielded increasingly to dualistic key structures often laden with chromaticism, the language of music was transformed. In The Second Practice of Nineteenth-Century Tonality, nine prominent theorists and historians explore aspects of this musical evolution, from Schubert to the end of the nineteenth century. Many works discussed are masterpieces of the performance repertory, ranging from Chopin's piano pieces and Wagner's music dramas to the symphonies of Bruckner. The integration of analytical and historical approaches in the essays seeks to avoid narrow specialization as well as the polemic stance of some recent studies. A critical assessment of issues including inter-textuality, narrative, and dramatic symbolism enriches this investigation of what may be described as the "second practice" of nineteenth-century tonality.


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Schoenberg and Words

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 9780815328308
Pages : 402 pages
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Download Schoenberg and Words PDF Format Full Free by Charlotte Marie Cross and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2000 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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Richard Wagner

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 13 : 0226924629
Pages : 416 pages
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Download Richard Wagner PDF Format Full Free by Martin Geck and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2013-09-18 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Best known for the challenging four-opera cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, Richard Wagner (1813–83) was a conductor, librettist, theater director, and essayist, in addition to being the composer of some of the most enduring operatic works in history, such as The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, and Tristan and Isolde. Though his influence on the development of European music is indisputable, Wagner was also quite outspoken on the politics and culture of his time. His ideas traveled beyond musical circles into philosophy, literature, theater staging, and the visual arts. To befit such a dynamic figure, acclaimed biographer Martin Geck offers here a Wagner biography unlike any other, one that strikes a unique balance between the technical musical aspects of Wagner’s compositions and his overarching understanding of aesthetics. Wagner has always inspired passionate admirers as well as numerous detractors, with the result that he has achieved a mythical stature nearly equal to that of the Valkyries and Viking heroes he popularized. There are few, if any, scholars today who know more about Wagner and his legacy than Geck, who builds upon his extensive research and considerable knowledge as one of the editors of the Complete Works to offer a distinctive appraisal of the composer and the operas. Using a wide range of sources, from contemporary scholars to the composer’s own words, Geck explores key ideas in Wagner’s life and works, while always keeping the music in the foreground. Geck discusses not only all the major operas, but also several unfinished operas and even the composer’s early attempts at quasi-Shakespearean drama. Richard Wagner: A Life in Music is a landmark study of one of music’s most important figures, offering something new to opera enthusiasts, Wagnerians, and anti-Wagnerians alike.


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Liszt's Transcultural Modernism and the Hungarian-gypsy Tradition

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Publisher : University Rochester Press
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ISBN 13 : 1580463231
Pages : 364 pages
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Download Liszt's Transcultural Modernism and the Hungarian-gypsy Tradition PDF Format Full Free by Shay Loya and published by University Rochester Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first thorough study of Liszt's use of the musical style associated with the Hungarian Roma ("Gypsies") in his renowned Hungarian Rhapsodies and less overtly Hungarian works.