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Wagner’s Treatment of the Story

ROGER SCRUTON

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Wagner's opera. Wagner's three acts focus on three climactic moments: that of the first avowal of love, at the very moment when Isolde is to be given in marriage to King Marke; ... More


Tristan und Isolde: The Erotic Utopia

Karol Berger

in Beyond Reason: Wagner contra Nietzsche

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292758
eISBN:
9780520966130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292758.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

Tristan und Isolde (1857-59) put this revolutionary optimism of the Ring into question. Prompted in part by his disillusionment with the failed revolution and in part by his enthusiastic reading of ... More


The Philosophy of Love

ROGER SCRUTON

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter argues that in Tristan und Isolde Wagner wished to reawaken in us the knowledge that the erotic is fundamental to the human condition, an aspect of our freedom, and an avenue to ... More


Public and Private Life Reflections on the Genesis of Tristan und Isolde and the Wesendonck Lieder

John Deathridge

in Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254534
eISBN:
9780520934610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254534.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Tristan und Isolde had deep personal roots. Wagner's mention of the black flag suggests that he originally had a different idea of the opera's outcome. The development of Tristan und Isolde in ... More


Love, Death, and Redemption

ROGER SCRUTON

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter argues that in Tristan und Isolde the victims themselves are redeemed, and this redemption is to be thought of as a purely human achievement involving no miracles, no supernatural ... More


Epilogue

ROGER SCRUTON

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. Tristan und Isolde planted in the minds of modern artists a new vision of their goal, which was to present the secret regions of the ... More


Tristan: Well-Made Play and Theater of Passion; The Teleology of Functional Tonality and the Self-Propagation of Transformational Atonality

David Lewin

in Studies in Music with Text

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182088
eISBN:
9780199850594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182088.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Francis Fergusson asserts that the “single purpose” of Richard Wagner's well-made play Tristan und Isolde is “to hold and excite the audience,” the better to render it receptive to the rhythms and ... More


Richard Wagner and Arthur Schopenhauer

Cóilín Owens

in James Joyce's Painful Case

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031934
eISBN:
9780813038759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031934.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Richard Wagner and Arthur Schopenhauer, two individuals (a writer and philosopher, respectively) whom Joyce was deeply attached to. It looks at one of Wagner's works, Tristan ... More


On Not Writing Opera

Emma Sutton

in Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637874
eISBN:
9780748695270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637874.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter concentrates on The Voyage Out, proposing that Woolf’s first novel is an extended critique of Wagner’s Tristan and that it is profoundly indebted to, if ambivalent towards, the music ... More


The Opera

Nancy Duvall Hargrove

in T. S. Eliot’s Parisian Year

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034010
eISBN:
9780813039367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034010.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Eliot was already familiar with the opera and operetta before he went to Paris as his older brother had taken him to watch The Merry Widow in 1905. Although Eliot is known to have knowledge about and ... More


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