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The Ideas of Richard Wagner: An Examination and Analysis / Edition 2

The Ideas of Richard Wagner: An Examination and Analysis / Edition 2

by Alan David Aberbach


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ISBN-13: 9780761825241
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 04/08/2003
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 466
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.36(d)

About the Author

Alan David Aberbach is Director, Opera Studies and Retired Associate Professor of History at Simon Fraser University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 A Brief Time Line Chapter 4 The Political Stage: From Radical to Revolutionary to Political Outcast; Politics, the Ring, and the End of the Old Order; "The German Spirit"; Hans Sachs: The German Spirit and the Thinking Man Chapter 5 The Spiritual and Religious Stage: Early Thoughts on Religion; Spiritual Dimensions in The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, and Lohengrin; Jesus of Nazareth, the Universal God-man, "Judaism in Music" and Wagner's Jewish Associates; Mystical Chapter 6 The Artistic Stage: Innovation and Creativity; The Future of German Music Chapter 7 Epilogue Chapter 8 Notes Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index

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