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Richard Wagner : Der Fliegende Hollander - Thomas Grey

Richard Wagner

Der Fliegende Hollander

By: Thomas Grey (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th December 2000
ISBN: 9780521582858
Number Of Pages: 229

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Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) is universally acknowledged as Richard Wagner's first truly significant, original work. It is the earliest of Wagner's operatic masterpieces to have secured a permanent place in the international repertoire and the composer himself regarded it as a major turning point in his artistic career. This handbook brings together five leading specialists to provide an in-depth account of the origins, style, and performance history of Der Fliegende Hollander. Designed for scholars, performers and the opera-going public alike, the book reflects on the biographical impulses behind the opera's conception and considers how Wagner drew on German Romantic tradition whilst also anticipating the revolutionary aims of 'music drama'. The opera's literary sources and production history are examined and there is a detailed survey of how generations of performers have interpreted the musical score. Rare pictures from important and influential productions complete this invaluable guide.

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'... if you are interested in finding out about Wagner or think for one minute that you know everything about The Flying Dutchman, you should go out and buy this book immediately.' BBC Music Magazine

The return of the prodigal son: Richard Wagner and Der Fliegende Hollander
The sources and genesis of text
Text, action, and music in Der Fliegende Hollander
Romantic opera as 'dramatic ballad': Der Fliegende Hollander and its generic contexts
Landfall on stage: a brief production history
Performance history
Canonising the Dutchman: Bayreuth, Wagnerism, and Der Fliegende Hollander
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ISBN: 9780521582858
ISBN-10: 0521582857
Series: Cambridge Opera Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 229
Published: 10th December 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.22  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.39

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