The Resource Wagner handbook, edited by Ulrich Müller, Peter Wapnewski ; translation edited by John Deathridge

Wagner handbook, edited by Ulrich Müller, Peter Wapnewski ; translation edited by John Deathridge

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Wagner handbook
Title
Wagner handbook
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ulrich Müller, Peter Wapnewski ; translation edited by John Deathridge
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • Richard Wagner: Rarely has anyone in the history of Western culture stirred such deep, contrary, and enduring passions. A proposal to perform his work ignites controversy in Israel. Wagner's The Ride of the Valkyries blares from helicopters slicing the air of Apocalypse Now. His name leads a list of Germany's spiritual heroes against a flaming backdrop in Anselm Kiefer's largest work. Idolized by Nietzsche, appropriated by Hitler, defended by writers from Mann to Adorno,
  • Emulated by countless composers, interpreted by artists and filmmakers, Wagner has left us a legacy as complicated as it is profound. To this day the sheer magnitude of his accomplishment retains its power to overwhelm. This book is a measure of that magnitude, an unprecedented attempt to bring together in one volume what is known about the composer's life, his work, and his influence. Unparalleled in its scope and depth, this remarkable compendium offers readers a
  • Unique opportunity to understand what this prodigious man has meant to the Western world. Described by Brahms as a man of "colossal industry and horrendous energy," Wagner composed dozens of works, many of them towering masterpieces; he influenced a whole generation of conductors, took part in a revolution, counseled kings and diplomats, and organized the building of the Bayreuth festival theater. His writings on a wide variety of subjects fill sixteen substantial
  • Volumes, and his thousands of personal letters document a wildly eventful private life. The Wagner Handbook addresses all of these aspects of the composer's life and achievement. Central chapters include an account of Wagner's place in music history by Carl Dahlhaus; Werner Breig's treatment of individual musical works; Peter Wapnewski's discussion of Wagner's operatic works as literature; Isolde Vetter's chapter on Wagner in the history of psychology; surveys of
  • Performance questions over the years by Jens Malte Fischer and Oswald Bauer. These and other topics--the individuals who most powerfully influenced the composer and those he influenced, his impact on music history, and the political exploitation of his ideas--are masterfully drawn. From a chronological overview of Wagner's operas to concise, insightful chapters on each important facet of his career, this splendid book offers a full picture of one of the most challenging
  • Figures in Western culture. It will prove invaluable to all those who wish to understand Wagner--the man, the music, and finally, the phenomenon
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Richard-Wagner-Handbuch
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.W131
LC item number
R41613 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1813-1883
  • 1940-2012
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Müller, Ulrich
  • Wapnewski, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Compositeurs
Label
Wagner handbook, edited by Ulrich Müller, Peter Wapnewski ; translation edited by John Deathridge
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Richard-Wagner-Handbuch
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The operas as literary works / Peter Wapnewski -- Wagner's place in the history of music / Carl Dahlhaus -- Wagner in the history of psychology / Isolde Vetter -- The revolutionary of 1848-49 / Rüdiger Krohn -- The question of anti-Semitism / Dieter Borchmeyer -- The political influence and appropriation of Wagner / Ernst Hanisch -- A brief history of Wagner research / John Deathridge -- Wagner and antiquity / Ulrich Müller -- Wagner's Middle Ages / Volker Mertens -- The dramatic texts / Peter Branscombe -- Wagner and Schopenhauer / Hartmut Reinhardt -- The music / Carl Dahlhaus -- The patronage of King Ludwig II / Manfred Eger -- Wagner and Nietzsche / Dieter Borchmeyer -- Wagnerism as concept and phenomenon / Erwin Koppen -- Wagner and the visual arts / Günter Metken -- Wagner in literature and film / Ulrich Müller
  • The musical works / Werner Breig -- The Bayreuth Festival and the Wagner family / Manfred Eger -- Performance history : a brief survey / Oswald Bauer -- Sprechgesang or bel canto : toward a history of singing Wagner / Jens Malte Fischer -- Wagner's musical influence / Carl Dahlhaus -- The prose writings / Jürgen Kühnel
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 711 pages
Isbn
9780674945302
Lccn
91042202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Library's shelf copy from the Johanna Fiedler Collection.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24847576
  • (OCoLC)ocm24847576
Label
Wagner handbook, edited by Ulrich Müller, Peter Wapnewski ; translation edited by John Deathridge
Publication
Note
Translation of: Richard-Wagner-Handbuch
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The operas as literary works / Peter Wapnewski -- Wagner's place in the history of music / Carl Dahlhaus -- Wagner in the history of psychology / Isolde Vetter -- The revolutionary of 1848-49 / Rüdiger Krohn -- The question of anti-Semitism / Dieter Borchmeyer -- The political influence and appropriation of Wagner / Ernst Hanisch -- A brief history of Wagner research / John Deathridge -- Wagner and antiquity / Ulrich Müller -- Wagner's Middle Ages / Volker Mertens -- The dramatic texts / Peter Branscombe -- Wagner and Schopenhauer / Hartmut Reinhardt -- The music / Carl Dahlhaus -- The patronage of King Ludwig II / Manfred Eger -- Wagner and Nietzsche / Dieter Borchmeyer -- Wagnerism as concept and phenomenon / Erwin Koppen -- Wagner and the visual arts / Günter Metken -- Wagner in literature and film / Ulrich Müller
  • The musical works / Werner Breig -- The Bayreuth Festival and the Wagner family / Manfred Eger -- Performance history : a brief survey / Oswald Bauer -- Sprechgesang or bel canto : toward a history of singing Wagner / Jens Malte Fischer -- Wagner's musical influence / Carl Dahlhaus -- The prose writings / Jürgen Kühnel
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 711 pages
Isbn
9780674945302
Lccn
91042202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Library's shelf copy from the Johanna Fiedler Collection.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24847576
  • (OCoLC)ocm24847576

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