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Richard Wagner and the English

Author: Anne Dzamba Sessa
Publisher: Rutherford [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wagner was more than a composer--he was a cultural phenomenon. The author seeks to explain this phenomenon. One claim is that Wagner's music dramas served to provide encouragement and inspiration to Victorians struggling with the problems of a changing and challenging era. Intellectual developments (including the theories of Charles Darwin and the impact of historical scholarship on Biblical studies) had struck a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sessa, Anne Dzamba.
Richard Wagner and the English.
Rutherford [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©1979
(OCoLC)639712997
Named Person: Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Dzamba Sessa
ISBN: 0838620558 9780838620557
OCLC Number: 4037607
Description: 191 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The introduction of Wagner to England : resistance and acceptance --
Bernard Shaw, Wagnerite --
David Irvine, Schopenhauer, and Wagner --
Wagner among the literati --
Parsifal, religion, and the English --
Conclusion : 1914.
Responsibility: Anne Dzamba Sessa.

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This through and well-documented examination of Wagnerism demonstrates that Wagner's music dramas served to provide encouragement and inspiration to Victorians struggling with the problems of a  Read more...

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