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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, ©2005.
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Covers the philosophical and literary underpinnings of Wagner's and Schopenhauer's story. This work explores Schopenhauer's metaphysics and Gottfried van Strassburg's Tristan poem. It turns to the events in the opera, providing tonal and harmonic analyses to reinforce its interpretation of the drama. It also creates an account of Ristan.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Chafe, Eric Thomas, 1946-
Tragic and the ecstatic.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004007871
(OCoLC)54952907
Named Person: Richard Wagner; Arthur Schopenhauer; Richard Wagner; Arthur Schopenhauer; Richard Wagner; Arthur Schopenhauer; Arthur Schopenhauer; Richard Wagner; Arthur Schopenhauer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Thomas Chafe
ISBN: 9780195346527 0195346521 1423734165 9781423734161 1602565260 9781602565265 0199851921 9780199851928
OCLC Number: 62272433
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 333 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
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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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