The New Grove Guide to Wagner and His Operas: A Guide to Wagner's Life and Music

The New Grove Guide to Wagner and His Operas: A Guide to Wagner's Life and Music

by Barry Millington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195305884

ISBN-13: 9780195305883

Pub. Date: 07/21/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

One of the most controversial figures in the history of ideas as well as music, Richard Wagner continues to stimulate debate whenever his works are performed. Drawing upon the scholarship of The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, the most comprehensive dictionary of opera in the world, Barry Millington offers a concise, portable survey and guide, which will make

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One of the most controversial figures in the history of ideas as well as music, Richard Wagner continues to stimulate debate whenever his works are performed. Drawing upon the scholarship of The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, the most comprehensive dictionary of opera in the world, Barry Millington offers a concise, portable survey and guide, which will make a welcome addition to the shelf of anyone who loves opera.
Millington has completely updated the original pieces and contributed four new chapters on Wagner, including a summary of Wagner productions from 1876 to the present day, a suggested listening and viewing gyide, complete chronology of Wagner's operas, and a glossary of terms that will delight any opera-goer. In addition, there are detailed entries on each of Wagner's operas, a main biographical section, and a group of separate articles on such topics as Leitmotif and Gesamtkunstwerk, as well as a newly revised updated article on Bayreuth.
Complete with a new preface, updated bibliography, glossary, and discography—including first release dates of each recording—The New Grove Guide to Wagner and his Operas furnishes both seasoned Wagner-lovers and neophytes with all they require for an in-depth appreciation of this unique historical figure.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195305883
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/21/2006
Series:
New Grove Operas Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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