Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer

Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer

by Thomas Grey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521582857

ISBN-13: 9780521582858

Pub. Date: 11/01/1900

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This handbook provides an in-depth account of the origins, style, and performance history of Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), universally acknowledged as Wagner's first truly significant, original work. Designed for scholars, performers and the opera-going public, the book examines the biographical impulses behind the opera's conception, its place

Overview

This handbook provides an in-depth account of the origins, style, and performance history of Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), universally acknowledged as Wagner's first truly significant, original work. Designed for scholars, performers and the opera-going public, the book examines the biographical impulses behind the opera's conception, its place in the composer's career, its literary sources and production history. There is also a detailed survey of how generations of performers have interpreted the musical score. Rare pictures from important and influential productions complete this invaluable guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521582858
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1900
Series:
Cambridge Opera Handbooks Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

1. The return of the prodigal son: Richard Wagner and Der Fliegende Holländer Thomas Grey; 2. The sources and genesis of text Barry Millington; 3. Text, action, and music in Der Fliegende Holländer Thomas Grey; 4. Romantic opera as 'dramatic ballad': Der Fliegende Holländer and its generic contexts Thomas Grey; 5. Landfall on stage: a brief production history Patrick Carnegy; 6. Performance history David Breckbill; 7. Canonising the Dutchman: Bayreuth, Wagnerism, and Der Fliegende Holländer Stephen McClatchie.

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