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.  See more details below

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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 plates
General preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Composition and performance details
1The sources and genesis of the text1
2Synopsis38
3Sachs, Beckmesser and Mastersong49
4Sachs and Schopenhauer66
5Richard Wagner and Hans Sachs83
6Die Meistersinger: naive or sentimental art?98
7Wahn, words and music111
8Stage history135
App. I: The Wahn monologue153
App. II: Sachs's final address157
App. III: The original Prize Song159
Notes163
Select bibliography168
Index of names173

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