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Richard Wagner By Thomas Grey (Stanford University, California)

Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander by Thomas Grey (Stanford University, California)

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This handbook provides an in-depth account of the origins, style, and performance history of Richard Wagner's popular operatic masterpiece Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman). Designed for scholars, performers and the opera-going public alike, the book represents the most detailed discussion of the opera currently available in English.

Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander Summary

Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander by Thomas Grey (Stanford University, California)

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.

Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander Reviews

'... 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 book rates recommendation as a comprehensive and informative study of Wagner's fourth opera..." The Opera Journal
"rightly Grey has been called "a true Wagnerian, not only in his seemingly flawless ability to divine what wagner was up to but in the substance and manner of his style"." Opera Otrly
"This book, which offers an "in depth account of the origins, style, and performance of Der fliegende Hollander invites us to do so with an opera of both great dramatic and musical reputation...Grey has also made several contributions to the important and useful IThe Wagner Compendium: A guide to Wagner's Life and Music" German Studies Review 2002
Brechbill's study of its performance history are both exhaustive and very useful...This is a welcome book that is concluded with many useful documents" German Studies Review 2002

Table of Contents

1. The return of the prodigal son: Richard Wagner and Der Fliegende Hollander Thomas Grey; 2. The sources and genesis of text Barry Millington; 3. Text, action, and music in Der Fliegende Hollander Thomas Grey; 4. Romantic opera as 'dramatic ballad': Der Fliegende Hollander and its generic contexts Thomas Grey; 5. Landfall on stage: a brief production history Patrick Carnegy; 6. Performance history David Breckbill; 7. Canonising the Dutchman: Bayreuth, Wagnerism, and Der Fliegende Hollander Stephen McClatchie.

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GOR003569758
9780521587631
0521587638
Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander by Thomas Grey (Stanford University, California)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2000-10-12
240
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