Der Fliegende Hollander/The Flying Dutchman

Der Fliegende Hollander/The Flying Dutchman

by Richard Wagner
     
 

An essay in the guide places the opera in the context of emerging German Romanticism and another highlights the musical riches of the score. A further article explores the emerging importance of myth to Wagner and his contemporaries. As well as a detailed description of the work’s performance history, Wagner’s own instructions to his performers and his

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An essay in the guide places the opera in the context of emerging German Romanticism and another highlights the musical riches of the score. A further article explores the emerging importance of myth to Wagner and his contemporaries. As well as a detailed description of the work’s performance history, Wagner’s own instructions to his performers and his program note about the overture are also included. Illustrations, a thematic guide, the full libretto with English translation, and reference sections are also included.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847495495
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Series:
Overture Opera Guides Series, #12
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Richard Wagner (1813-83) was a composer who drew inspiration from Christian and Nordic mythology, as well as the philosophy of Schopenhauer, to pioneer dramatically new forms of music. His concept of the "Total Artwork" led to the construction of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, an opera house he designed specifically for productions of his own operas. He also wrote widely on music and art. His operas include Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and the four parts of Der Ring des Nibelungen.

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