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Opera and its symbols : the unity of words, music, and staging

Author: Robert Donington
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1990.
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Robert Donington, the noted musicologist, performer, and writer, is famous for his influential and provocative book Wagner's "Ring" and Its Symbols, and for his indispensable reference work The Interpretation of Early Music. In this book he discusses the workings of symbolism in opera and the importance of staging opera in keeping with the composer's intentions. Only in this way, says Donington, can we be faithful  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Donington
ISBN: 0300047134 9780300047134 0300056613 9780300056617
OCLC Number: 20294555
Description: viii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Principles --
A Totality of Symbols --
Words, Music, Staging --
Compatibility on Stage --
Practice --
The Start of Opera --
Monteverdi --
The Age of Reason --
The Enlightenment --
A Masonic Vision --
The Romantic Movement --
Verdi --
Early Wagner --
Wagner's Ring --
Further Wagner --
The Last of Wagner --
Realism --
Strauss --
The Twentieth Century --
Musical Examples from Wagner's Ring.
Responsibility: Robert Donington.

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Robert Donington, the noted musicologist, performer, and writer, is famous for his influential and provocative book Wagner's "Ring" and Its Symbols, and for his indispensable reference work The Interpretation of Early Music. In this book he discusses the workings of symbolism in opera and the importance of staging opera in keeping with the composer's intentions. Only in this way, says Donington, can we be faithful to the conscious or unconscious symbolism invested in the work by the composer and librettist. Starting form Carlyle's premise that "it is through symbols that man, consciously or unconsciously, lives, works and has his being," Donington interprets scenes and characters from operas by Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Bizet, Puccini, Debussy, Strauss, Stravinsky, Berg, Britten, Tippett, and other composers. Time and again Donington sheds new light on operatic situations that are problematic or have become over-familiar. His lively and wide-ranging work reveals a deep knowledge and love of opera, combined with a rare insight into hidden meanings to be found in music, words, and action [Publisher description].

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