Decoding Wagner a Basic Guide

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(Unlocking the Masters). This guide aims to unlock the world of Richard Wagner and his works, his monumental achievements, and, ultimately, the great emotional power inherent in his art. Decoding Wagner presents a straightforward, fresh overview of what Wagner attempted to achieve with his "artwork of the future." Two accompanying full-length CDs illustrate and trace his growth as a composer.

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Overview

(Unlocking the Masters). This guide aims to unlock the world of Richard Wagner and his works, his monumental achievements, and, ultimately, the great emotional power inherent in his art. Decoding Wagner presents a straightforward, fresh overview of what Wagner attempted to achieve with his "artwork of the future." Two accompanying full-length CDs illustrate and trace his growth as a composer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574670974
  • Publisher: Amadeus Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Unlocking the Masters Series
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : what's all the fuss? 1
Ch. 1 Setting the stage : Wagner's emergence as an artist 11
Ch. 2 Navigating a way into Wagner : Der fliegende Hollander 25
Ch. 3 What kind of love to sing? : Tannhauser 37
Ch. 4 Making contact : the tragedy of Lohengrin 49
Ch. 5 The world's breath : Tristan und Isolde 63
Ch. 6 A touch of madness : the creative spirit and Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg 81
Ch. 7 Total artistic clarity : an overview of the Ring cycle 105
Ch. 8 Shimmering enigmas : Das Rheingold 117
Ch. 9 The heart of the matter : Die Walkure 127
Ch. 10 Coming of age : Siegfried 139
Ch. 11 In the end is the beginning : Gotterdammerung 155
Ch. 12 Made wise through compassion : Wagner's swan song Parsifal 173
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