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Wagner's Parsifal

Author: William Kinderman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Series: Studies in musical genesis, structure, and interpretation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Kinderman's detailed study of Parsifal, described by the composer as his "last card," explores the evolution of the text and music of this inexhaustible yet highly controversial music drama across Wagner's entire career, and offers a reassessment of the ideological and political history of Parsifal, shedding new light on the connection of Wagner's legacy to the rise of National Socialism in Germany. The  Read more...
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Named Person: Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Kinderman
ISBN: 9780195366921 0195366921
OCLC Number: 808108824
Description: vi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prelude: Parsifal as art and ideology --
Part 1: The process of composition --
The poem: its background and evolution. Carlo Gozzi's 'La donna serpente' ; The Paris and Dresden periods ; Parzival as wandering pilgrim in Tristan und Isolde ; Kundry as a mysterious compound being ; The prose draft of 1865 ; The completion of the text --
The genesis of the music. The "Dresden Amen" and "Excelsior!" motives ; The sketch fragments and their reconstruction ; The earliest sketches ; The "core of the whole": the music of the grail ; The relation of sketches and drafts ; Act 1 ; Act 2 ; Act 3 ; Revision after April 1879 ; The transformation music of act 1 --
Part 2: Musical form and dramatic meaning --
Wagner's late style --
Grail and anti-grail --
The sense of an ending.
Series Title: Studies in musical genesis, structure, and interpretation.
Responsibility: William Kinderman.
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William Kinderman's detailed study of Parsifal, described by the composer as his "last card," explores the evolution of the text and music of this inexhaustible yet highly controversial music drama  Read more...

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I am eager with anticipation of this new book and will carry it with me for years to come! * Eric Halfvarson, Bass * The best of the bicentennial books that I have examined...Elegantly written, Read more...

 
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