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A Companion to Wagner's Parsifal

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ISBN 13 : 1571132376
Pages : 376 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 376 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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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: 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.


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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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Drama and the World of Richard Wagner

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780691114972
Pages : 430 pages
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Download Drama and the World of Richard Wagner PDF Format Full Free by Dieter Borchmeyer and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2003-11-30 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Wagner continues to be the most controversial artist in history, a perpetually troubling figure in our cultural consciousness. The unceasing debate over his works and their impact--for and against--is one reason why there has been no genuinely comprehensive modern account of his musical dramas until now. Dieter Borchmeyer's book is the first to present an overall picture of these musical dramas from the standpoint of literary and theatrical history. It extends from the composer's early works--still largely ignored--to the Ring Cycle and Parsifal, and includes Wagner's unfinished works and operas he never set to music. Through lively prose, we come to see Wagner as a librettist--and as a man of letters--rather than primarily as musical composer. Borchmeyer uncovers a vast field of cultural and historical cross-references in Wagner's works. In the first part of the book, he sets out in search of the various archetypal scenes, opening up the composer's dramatic workshop to the reader. He covers all of Wagner's operas, from early juvenilia to the canonical later works. The second part examines Wagner in relation to political figures including King Ludwig II and Bismarck, and, importantly, in light of critical reactions by literary giants--Thomas Mann, whom Borchmeyer calls "a guiding light in this exploration of the fields that Wagner tilled," and Nietzsche, whose appeal to "philology" is a key source of inspiration in attempts to grapple with Wagner's works. For more than twenty years, Borchmeyer has placed his scholarship at the service of the famed Bayreuth Festival. With this volume, he gives us a summation of decades of engagement with the phenomenon of Wagner and, at the same time, the result of an abiding critical passion for his works.


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Richard Wagner

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135839530
Pages : 478 pages
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Download Richard Wagner PDF Format Full Free by Michael Saffle and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-06-10 with total page 478 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard Wagner: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer and performer.


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Wagner as Man and Artist

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1108073875
Pages : 425 pages
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Download Wagner as Man and Artist PDF Format Full Free by Ernest Newman and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-05-22 with total page 425 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this 1914 work, Newman attempts 'a complete and impartial psychological estimate' of a complex and frequently misinterpreted genius.


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The Holy Grail on Film

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 0786477857
Pages : 257 pages
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Download The Holy Grail on Film PDF Format Full Free by Kevin J. Harty and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-02-27 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of new essays is the first to study film depictions of the quest for the Holy Grail--the holy Christian relic of legend supposedly used by Jesus at the Last Supper. Scholars from a range of disciplines discuss American, Australian and European films that offer fresh perspectives on this enduring myth of the Arthurian world and Western culture, including The Silver Chalice (1954), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Excalibur (1981), The Road Warrior (1981), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Fisher King (1991), The Da Vinci Code (2006), The Waterboy (1998), and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2009).


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The Total Work of Art

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Publisher : Berghahn Books
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ISBN 13 : 178533185X
Pages : 300 pages
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Download The Total Work of Art PDF Format Full Free by David Imhoof and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2016-07-01 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For two centuries, Gesamtkunstwerk—the ideal of the “total work of art”—has exerted a powerful influence over artistic discourse and practice, spurring new forms of collaboration and provoking debates over the political instrumentalization of art. Despite its popular conflation with the work of Richard Wagner, Gesamtkunstwerk’s lineage and legacies extend well beyond German Romanticism, as this wide-ranging collection demonstrates. In eleven compact chapters, scholars from a variety of disciplines trace the idea’s evolution in German-speaking Europe, from its foundations in the early nineteenth century to its manifold articulations and reimaginings in the twentieth century and beyond, providing an uncommonly broad perspective on a distinctly modern cultural form.


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My Life with Wagner

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 13 : 0297608568
Pages : 272 pages
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Download My Life with Wagner PDF Format Full Free by Christian Thielemann and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-08-13 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Idiosyncratic, humorous, enlightening and written by one of the finest conductors alive ... This is the book to buy if you are going to see Wagner or listen to him at home' LITERARY REVIEW Over a distinguished career conducting some of the world's finest orchestras, Christian Thielemann has earned a reputation as the leading modern interpreter of Richard Wagner. MY LIFE WITH WAGNER chronicles his ardent personal and professional engagement with the composer whose work has shaped his thinking and feeling from early childhood. Thielemann retraces his journey with Wagner - from Berlin to Bayreuth via Venice, Hamburg and Chicago. Next he takes each opera in turn, his appraisal illuminated by a deep affinity for the music, an intimate knowledge of the scores and the inside perspective of an outstanding practitioner. And yet for all the adulation Wagner's art inspires in him, Thielemann does not shy away from unpalatable truths about the man himself, explaining why today he is venerated and reviled in equal measure. The result is a richly rewarding read for admirers of a composer who continues to fascinate long after his death.


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The Case of Wagner

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Pages : 392 pages
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Download The Case of Wagner PDF Format Full Free by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and published by . This book was released on 1896 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The Romantic World of Puccini

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ISBN 13 : 0786454342
Pages : 308 pages
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Download The Romantic World of Puccini PDF Format Full Free by Iris J. Arnesen and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2009-10-21 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Giacomo Puccini, composer of some of the world’s most popular operas, including La Bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, was also a highly literary person who based his librettos on existing works of literature. This work explores that literary inheritance in an effort to enhance the listener’s appreciation of the operatic experience. The author argues that the majority of Puccini’s operas compose a grand cycle that finds its roots in the romance genre of 12th century France, serving to celebrate the strong, independent heroine. Via a close examination of the source works, the librettos, and the scores, this book offers fresh perspective on Puccini’s legacy.


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Cinema Arthuriana

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ISBN 13 : 0786446838
Pages : 319 pages
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Download Cinema Arthuriana PDF Format Full Free by Kevin J. Harty and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-01-29 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The legends of King Arthur have not only endured for centuries, but also flourished in constant retellings and new stories built around the central themes. With the coming of motion pictures, Arthur was destined to hit the screen. This edition of Cinema Arthuriana, revised in 2002, presents 20 essays on the topic of the recurring presence of the legend in film and television from 1904 to 2001. They cover such films as Excalibur (1981) and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), television productions such as The Mists of Avalon (2001), and French and German films about the quest for the Holy Grail and the other adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.


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Nietzsche Contra Wagner by Friedrich Nietzsche - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

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ISBN 13 : 1788778707
Pages : 58 pages
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Download Nietzsche Contra Wagner by Friedrich Nietzsche - Delphi Classics (Illustrated) PDF Format Full Free by Friedrich Nietzsche and published by Delphi Classics. This book was released on 2017-07-17 with total page 58 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Nietzsche Contra Wagner by Friedrich Nietzsche - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Nietzsche includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Nietzsche Contra Wagner by Friedrich Nietzsche - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Nietzsche’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles


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Parsifal

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Publisher : Courier Corporation
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ISBN 13 : 0486251756
Pages : 586 pages
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Download Parsifal PDF Format Full Free by Richard Wagner and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 1986-01-01 with total page 586 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unabridged score of composer's last opera, renowned for splendid music, glowing orchestration, and deeply personal treatment of the legend of the Holy Grail. Reprint of authoritative C. F. Peters edition.


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The Case of Wagner, Nietzsche Contra Wagner and Selected Aphorisms

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Publisher : Library of Alexandria
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ISBN 13 : 1465503064
Pages : 190 pages
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Download The Case of Wagner, Nietzsche Contra Wagner and Selected Aphorisms PDF Format Full Free by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 1914 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: