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Steam

Gundula Kreuzer

in Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520279681
eISBN:
9780520966550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279681.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

Wagner’s abundant evocation of fogs and fires in Der Ring des Nibelungen was unprecedented. The water vapor used in 1876 at Bayreuth’s inaugural festival provided Wagner with his most “real” stage ... More


Prologue: Birth of a Free Spirit

Paul Franco

in Nietzsche’s Enlightenment: The Free-Spirit Trilogy of the Middle Period

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226259819
eISBN:
9780226259840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259840.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The prologue tells the story of how Friedrich Nietzsche fled to the resort of Klingenbrunn in the Bohemian Forest and began to write the notes that eventually formed the first part of Human, All too ... More


Introduction

Kira Thurman

in Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759840
eISBN:
9781501759864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759840.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter cites how the premiere of Grace Bumbry represented a new era in German history which had been a product of hundred years of Black networking and transatlantic activity. Her debut at the ... More


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