Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

by John Warrack
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521448956

ISBN-13: 9780521448956

Pub. Date: 09/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In addition to exploring the opera's literary sources and its evolution from light comedy, this account examines the music and historical tradition of the Mastersingers as well as the Hans Sachs character, and reveals how Wagner communicates with his audience, musically and dramatically.

Overview

In addition to exploring the opera's literary sources and its evolution from light comedy, this account examines the music and historical tradition of the Mastersingers as well as the Hans Sachs character, and reveals how Wagner communicates with his audience, musically and dramatically.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521448956
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Series:
Cambridge Opera Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; General preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Composition and performance details; 1. The sources and genesis of the text John Warrack; 2. Synopsis John Warrack; 3. Sachs, Beckmesser, and Mastersong John Warrack; 4: Sachs and Schopenhauer Lucy Beckett; 5. Richard Wagner and Hans Sachs Michael Tanner; 6. Die Meistersinger: naive or sentimental art? Lucy Beckett; 7. Wahn, words and music John Warrack; 8. Stage history Patrick Carnegy; Appendices: 1. The Wahn monologue; 2. Sachs's final address; 3. The original Prize Song; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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