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The tragic and the ecstatic : the musical revolution of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

Author: Eric Thomas Chafe
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chafe argues that Wagner's Tristan and Isolde is a musical and dramatic exposition of metaphysical ideas inspired by Schopenhauer. The book is a critical account of Tristan, in which the drama is  Read more...

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Named Person: Richard Wagner; Arthur Schopenhauer; Arthur Schopenhauer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Thomas Chafe
ISBN: 0195176472 9780195176476
OCLC Number: 54952907
Description: viii, 3330 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The path to Schopenhauer --
Tristan and Schopenhauer --
Tristan and Gottfried von Strassburg I : Minne --
Tristan and Gottfried von Strassburg II : Honor --
The desire music --
The Prelude : a musico-poetic view --
Tragedy and dramatic structure --
The two death motives --
Musico-poetic design in Act 1 --
Act 2, Scene 1 : night and Minne --
The Love Scene in Act 2 : transition and periodicity --
Tristan's answer to King Mark : moral and philosophical questions --
Act 3 : musico-poetic design --
Love as fearful torment --
The road to salvation.
Responsibility: Eric Chafe.
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One comes away from the book with myriad new ideas and perspectives of the best sort: those that seem so obvious as to occasion surprise that others have not discussed them before. Stephen Read more...

 
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