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The trouble with Wagner

Author: Michael P Steinberg
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this unique and hybrid book, cultural and music historian Michael P. Steinberg combines a close analysis of Wagnerian music drama with a personal account of his work as a dramaturg on the bicentennial production of The Ring of the Nibelung for the Teatro alla Scala Milan and the Berlin State Opera. Steinberg shows how Wagner uses the power of a modern mythology to heighten music's claims to knowledge, thereby  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Steinberg, Michael P.
Trouble with Wagner.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018022863
(OCoLC)1028881405
Named Person: Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Steinberg
ISBN: 9780226594224 022659422X
OCLC Number: 1065537438
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Wagnerian songlines --
History and the stage --
Siegmund's death --
Bad education --
Les passions humaines --
Afterword: on purity, danger, and the postsecular moment.
Responsibility: Michael P. Steinberg.
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