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Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Roger Scruton

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan und Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's ... More


Wotan’s Authority

Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht

in Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183603
eISBN:
9780199850457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183603.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Opera

In spite of how Wotan’s judgments have apparently developed over the long course of events in the drama, these are still surpassed by other developments. His final judgments are, in a way, not in ... More


Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Julian Johnson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This book explores the idea of expression and meaning in Mahler's music by examining its plural voices—their tone, manner, and historical resonance. Ranging across all the symphonies and songs, it ... More


Brünnhilde’s Authority

Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht

in Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183603
eISBN:
9780199850457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183603.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Opera

After undergoing much development throughout the drama, we observe how Brünnhilde is able to attain a large amount of cognitive authority. Her character knows, can attest to what she knows, and has ... More


Meaning and the Tradition

Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht

in Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183603
eISBN:
9780199850457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183603.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

As the previous chapter explains how Wotan experienced a problem of finding an ending, this chapter takes a more general point of view in analyzing the larger problem. This chapter relates this ... More


Musical and Dramatic Structure

Ellen T. Harris and Ellen T. Harris

in Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190271664
eISBN:
9780190271695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271664.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The early sources of Dido and Aeneas differ in their overall layout. The harmonic structure of the opera provides a key to its organization in a practice based on earlier seventeenth-century models. ... More


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