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Richard Wagner : Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - John Warrack

Richard Wagner

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Paperback Published: 7th November 1994
ISBN: 9780521448956
Number Of Pages: 188

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This book presents a lively and informative account of Die Meistersinger von NUrnberg, including its literary sources and the evolution of the text from a light comic opera into its final form. John Warrack examines the music and historical tradition of the Mastersingers; Lucy Beckett analyzes the Hans Sachs character and reveals how Wagner communicates with his audience, both musically and dramatically; Michael Tanner suggests new ways to interpret Meistersinger as a reflection of Wagner's overall view of opera; while Patrick Carnegy provides a history of key productions. The volume contains a full synopsis, bibliography, and music examples as well as three valuable appendices.

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"This introductory study fully realizes the aims of a Cambridge Opera Handbook by presenting abundant, synoptic, analytical, and historical information about Die Meistersinger along with distinctive critical interpretations." Opera Quarterly

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
List of illustrations
General preface
Composition and performance details
The sources and genesis of the text
Sachs, Beckmesser, and Mastersong
Sachs and Schopenhauer
Richard Wagner and Hans Sachs
Die Meistersinger: naive or sentimental art?
Wahn, words and music
Stage history
The Wahn monologue
Sachs's final address
The original Prize Song
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ISBN: 9780521448956
ISBN-10: 0521448956
Series: Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 7th November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 13.79  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.22