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Death-devoted heart: an account of Tristan and Isolde

Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: OUP, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

In Death-Devoted Heart Roger Scruton argues that Tristan und Isolde has profound religious meaning. Blending philosophy, criticism and musicology, he shows the work is as relevant today as it was to  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Scruton
ISBN: 0195166914 9780195166910
OCLC Number: 61430769
Contents: 1. Wagner and Religion ; 2. The Story of Tristan ; 3. Wagner's Treatment of the Story ; 4. The Music of Tristan ; 5. The Philosophy of Love ; 6. Tragedy and Sacrifice ; 7. Love, Death, and Redemption ; Epilogue: From Death to Ritual ; Appendix: Table of Motives ; Notes ; Selected Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Roger Scruton.


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...this is possibly the best book ever written about Tristan und Isolde from the dramatic as well as musical point of view. Scruton does not leave a historical stone unturned without dusting and Read more...

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