Richard Wagner: Parsifal: (Cambridge Opera Handbooks Series) by Lucy Beckett | 9780521296625 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Richard Wagner: Parsifal: (Cambridge Opera Handbooks Series)

Richard Wagner: Parsifal: (Cambridge Opera Handbooks Series)

by Lucy Beckett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521296625

ISBN-13: 9780521296625

Pub. Date: 12/28/1988

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book Lucy Beckett gives a comprehensive account of Wagner's last and strangest opera. The literary sources of this work, its many links with Wagner's life and thought, its libretto, music and stage history, are all thoroughly examined. There is a full commentary, with extensive quotation, on the work's critical history, and finally, a fresh assessment of

Overview

In this book Lucy Beckett gives a comprehensive account of Wagner's last and strangest opera. The literary sources of this work, its many links with Wagner's life and thought, its libretto, music and stage history, are all thoroughly examined. There is a full commentary, with extensive quotation, on the work's critical history, and finally, a fresh assessment of its place in the Wagner canon and of its unique quality as a music drama that is both modern and Christian. Full references, a bibliography and a discography are provided. A special chapter of musical analysis is contributed by Arnold Whittall.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521296625
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Series:
Cambridge Opera Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

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Table of Contents

1. The sources; 2. Text and synopsis; 3. The music by Arnold Whittall; 4. Stage history; 5. Reactions and critical assessments; 6. A proposed interpretation; Notes; Bibliography; Discography Malcolm Walker.

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