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The Flying Dutchman : Calder Opera Guides - Richard Wagner

The Flying Dutchman

Calder Opera Guides

Paperback Published: 7th February 2011
ISBN: 9780714544168
Number Of Pages: 128

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The furious energy and melodic vigour of The Flying Dutchman were not appreciated by its first audiences; John Warrack, the leading authority on German Romantic opera, traces its origins in the taste of Horror Romanticism and in tuneful opera comique. John Deathridge's lively musical commentary makes many original points about the score and the drama as Wagner conceived them. Wagner's own instructions to performers and his programme note about the overture are included (in an new translation) to illustrate how he thought his revolutionary opera would work on stage. William Vaughan, author of studies of German Romantic painters, reviews the importance of the myth to artists at that time and suggests that Wagner reclaimed the legend for Romanticism. This new English translation was made by David Pountney for English National Opera.

List of illustrations Behind 'The Flying Dutchman' by John Warrack An Introduction to 'The Flying Dutchman' by John Deathridge Loneliness, Love and Death by William Vaughan The Overture to 'The Flying Dutchman' by Richard Wagner Remarks on Performing 'The Flying Dutchman' by Richard Wagner Thematic Guide 'Der fliegende Hollander' / 'The Flying Dutchman' Poem by Richard Wagner English translation by David Pountney Act One Act Two Act Three Discography Bibliography

ISBN: 9780714544168
ISBN-10: 0714544167
Series: Calder Opera Guides
Audience: BAG
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 7th February 2011
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1

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