Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von N Rnberg (Hardcover)

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Presents an informative and stimulating study of an opera that occupies a particular place in music lovers'' affections.

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Publisher Cambridge University Press
Mfg Part# 9780521444446
SKU 30775925
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521444446
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 5.57L x 0.75T
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Editors Note 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.
Editors Note 1 This book presents a lively and informative account of Die Meistersinger von NÜrnberg, 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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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0188
Publisher Cambridge University Press

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