PARSIFAL: The Will and Redemption: Exploring Richard Wagner's Final Treatise

PARSIFAL: The Will and Redemption: Exploring Richard Wagner's Final Treatise

by John L Mastrogiovanni D.Min.

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PARSIFAL: The Will and Redemption: Exploring Richard Wagner's Final Treatise by John L Mastrogiovanni D.Min.

[This is a revised edition with minor corrections and textual additions.]

Parsifal is Richard Wagner's final musical and philosophical treatise to the world. Since its introduction to opera houses beyond Bayreuth, many have shared their insights about what the spiritual and religious meanings were regarding this work. However, Wagner himself knew what he meant when he conceived it and had a definite purpose for the work. For instance, on September 7th, 1865, Wagner wrote to Mathilde Wesendonck and defined the meaning of Kundry's kiss, its impact on Parsifal and the drama.

In "Parsifal: The Will and Redemption," Dr. Mastrogiovanni, an educator in theology for more than 30 years, as well as a student of Wagner's music since the age of five, utilizes Wagner's own concepts from his letters and prose works to help define the meaning of this amazing Sacred Stage Drama. As a recent lecturer in Bayreuth said, "If you love Wagner's Ring and feel ready to enter his last opera Parsifal - this is the book to accompany you."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503216280
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Dr. John Mastrogiovanni was first introduced to Wagner's Ring at the age of five by his father. By the age of nine, he was opening Wagner's piano scores and outlining all the leitmotifs with their numerous variations. In 1995, Dr. John joined the Wagner Society of Southern California and in 2010, he become the chairman. He lectures on Wagner in different venues, including societies, clubs, and colleges. Dr. John is also an ordained minister and has been in full-time ministry for over 30 years, traveling educating pastors and leaders throughout the United States, Great Britain and Europe.

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