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Richard Wagner, Parsifal (Cambridge Opera Handbooks)

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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.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive account of Wagner's last, and strangest opera.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive account of Wagner's last, and strangest opera.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive account of Parsifal including the literary sources of the work, its links with Wagner's life and thought, the libretto, music and stage history.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521296625
Author:
Beckett, Lucy
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Wagner, Richard
Location:
Cambridge Eng. ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music
Subject:
History, reference and criticism
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Vocalists
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Wagner, richard, 1813-1883
Subject:
Wagner, Richard
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Wagner, Richard, --1813-1883.--Parsifal
Subject:
Wagner, Richard, --1813-1883.--Parsifal Wagne
Subject:
Music | Opera
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Series Volume:
160
Publication Date:
19881231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.51x5.45x.49 in. .50 lbs.

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