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Wagner's Visions

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ISBN 13 : 1580464823
Pages : 268 pages
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Download Wagner's Visions PDF Format Full Free by Katherine Rae Syer and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2014 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the impact of contemporary ideas about the psyche and neglected yet crucial artistic influences on the psychological dimension of Wagner's operas, especially Die Feen, Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, and the Ring.


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Wagner Outside the Ring

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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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Unmodern Observations

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ISBN 13 : 9780300043112
Pages : 436 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism

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ISBN 13 : 0190658444
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism PDF Format Full Free by Stephen C. Meyer and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020-03-13 with total page 844 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism provides a snapshot of the diverse ways in which medievalism--the retrospective immersion in the images, sounds, narratives, and ideologies of the European Middle Ages--powerfully transforms many of the varied musical traditions of the last two centuries. Thirty-three chapters from an international group of scholars explore topics ranging from the representation of the Middle Ages in nineteenth-century opera to medievalism in contemporary video game music, thereby connecting disparate musical forms across typical musicological boundaries of chronology and geography. While some chapters focus on key medievalist works such as Orff's Carmina Burana or Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, others explore medievalism in the oeuvre of a single composer (e.g. Richard Wagner or Arvo P�rt) or musical group (e.g. Led Zeppelin). The topics of the individual chapters include both well-known works such as John Boorman's film Excalibur and also less familiar examples such as Eduard Lalo's Le Roi d'Ys. The authors of the chapters approach their material from a wide array of disciplinary perspectives, including historical musicology, popular music studies, music theory, and film studies, examining the intersections of medievalism with nationalism, romanticism, ideology, nature, feminism, or spiritualism. Taken together, the contents of the Handbook develop new critical insights that venture outside traditional methodological constraints and provide a capstone and point of departure for future scholarship on music and medievalism.


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Richard Wagner

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The Cambridge Companion to Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen

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ISBN 13 : 1108916139
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen PDF Format Full Free by Mark Berry and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-08-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Companion is an essential, interdisciplinary tool for those both familiar and unfamiliar with Wagner's Ring. It opens with a concise introduction to both the composer and the Ring, introducing Wagner as a cultural figure, and giving a comprehensive overview of the work. Subsequent chapters, written by leading Wagner experts, focus on musical topics such as 'leitmotif', and structure, and provide a comprehensive set of character portraits, including leading players like Wotan, Brünnhilde, and Siegfried. Further chapters look to the mythological background of the work and the idea of the Bayreuth Festival, as well as critical reception of the Ring, its relationship to Nazism, and its impact on literature and popular culture, in turn offering new approaches to interpretation including gender, race and environmentalism. The volume ends with a history of notable stage productions from the world premiere in 1876 to the most recent stagings in Bayreuth and elsewhere.


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Nietzsche, Wagner, Europe

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ISBN 13 : 3110315238
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Download Nietzsche, Wagner, Europe PDF Format Full Free by Martine Prange and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2013-08-29 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) supported the unification of Europe and reflected on this like few other philosophers before or after him. Many ofhis works are concerned with the present state and future of European culture and humanity. Resisting the “nationalist nonsense” and “politics of dissolution” of his day, he advocated the birth of “good Europeans,” i.e. “supra-national” individuals and the “amalgamation of nations.” Nietzsche, Wagner,Europe analyzes the development of Friedrich Nietzsche’s ideal of European culture based on his musical aesthetics. It does so against the background of contemporary searches for a wider, cultural meaning beyond Europe’s economic-political union. The book claims that Nietzsche always propagated the “aestheticization” of Europe, but that his view on how to achieve this changed as a result of his dramatically altering philosophy of music. The main focus is on Nietzsche’s passion for and later aversion to Wagner’s music, and, in direct connection with this, his surprising embrace of Italian operas as new forms of “Dionysian” music and of Goethe as a model of “Good Europeanism.”


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Reflections on Wagner's Ring

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Pages : 105 pages
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The Other Worlds of Hector Berlioz

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ISBN 13 : 0521896460
Pages : 371 pages
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Download The Other Worlds of Hector Berlioz PDF Format Full Free by Inge van Rij and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-02-19 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inge van Rij's book demonstrates how Berlioz used the sights and sounds of the orchestra to explore other worlds.


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The Tragic and the Ecstatic

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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 News

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Pages : 910 pages
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Opera and Politics

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ISBN 13 : 9780300101232
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Opera and Politics PDF Format Full Free by John Bokina and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 1997-01-01 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To what extent do operas express the political and cultural ideas of their age? How do they reflect the composer's view of the changing relations among art, politics, and society? In this book John Bokina focuses on political aspects and meanings of operas from the baroque to postmodern period, showing the varied ways that operas become sensuous vehicles for the articulation of political ideas. Bokina begins with an analysis of Monteverdi's three extant operas, which address in an oblique way the political and ideological dualities of aristocratic rule in the seventeenth-century Italy. He then moves to Mozart's "Don Giovanni", which he views as a celebration of the demise of a predatory aristocracy. He presents Beethoven's "Fidelio" as an example of the political spirit of a revolution based on republican virtue, and Wagner's "Parsifal" as a utopian music drama that projects romantic anticapitalist ideals onto an imagined past. He shows that Strauss's "Elektra" and Schoenberg's "Erwartung" transform the traditional operatic depiction of madness by reflecting the emerging Freudian psychoanalysis of that era. And he argues that operas by Pfitzner, Hindemith, and Schoenberg explore the political roles of art and the artists, each couching contemporary conditions in an allegory about the fate of art in a historical period of transition. Finally, Bokina offers a reappraisal of Henze's "The Bassarids" as a political opera that confronts the promise and limits of the sensual-sexual revolt of the twentieth-century.


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Comedy and the Public Sphere

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1136172548
Pages : 358 pages
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Richard Wagner : die Buhnenwerke von der Urauffuhrung

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Pages : 314 pages
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Download Richard Wagner : die Buhnenwerke von der Urauffuhrung PDF Format Full Free by Oswald Georg Bauer and published by New York : Rizzoli. This book was released on 1983 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The stage designs and Productions from the Premieres to the present.


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Music, Performance, Meaning

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ISBN 13 : 135155705X
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Music, Performance, Meaning PDF Format Full Free by Nicholas Cook and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This selection of sixteen of Nicholas Cook's essays covers the period from 1987 to 2004 and brings out the development of the author's ideas over these years. In particular the two keywords of the title -Meaning and Performance- represent critical directions that expand to the point that, by the end of the book, they become coextensive: music is seen as social action and meaning as created by that action. Within this overall direction, a wide variety of topics is explored, ranging from Beethoven to Schenker, from Chinese qin music to jazz and rock, from perceptual psychology to sketch studies and analysis of record sleeves. A substantial introduction draws out the links (and differences) between the essays, sometimes critiquing them and always setting them into the developing context of the author's work as a whole.


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Journal of the Conductors' Guild

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Pages : 376 pages
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