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Fairy Tale, Revolution, Prophecy Preliminary Evening: Das Rheingold

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/9780520254534.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents an account of Das Rheingold. It discusses its conception, critique, and the eventual fading away. Wagner read the writings of the French socialist thinker Proudhon and many ... More


The Power of the “Verfluchte Lohe”: (Post-)Wagnerian Redheads in Das Rheingold, Fredegundis, and Irrelohe

Adrian Daub

in Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082134
eISBN:
9780226082271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082271.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter traces the erotic and aesthetic fortunes of one particular operatic detail through three operas, showing how Wagner’s heirs responded to his subsumption of all aesthetic particulars ... More


Only Suggest

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/9780748637874.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The final chapter concentrates on The Waves, returning to Wagner and to Woolf’s formal and political engagement with his work. Providing a close reading of the novel’s parallels to Das Rheingold, it ... More


Some Notes on Analyzing Wagner: The Ring and Parsifal

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/9780195182088.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter looks at Example 11.la, which sketches the Tarnhelm motive from Das Rheingold as first heard; Example 11.lb sketches the modulating middle section of the Valhalla theme, again as first ... More


Song and Sign: Poetic-Musical Strategies in Wagner and Strauss

Arnold Whittall

in Singing in Signs: New Semiotic Explorations of Opera

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190620622
eISBN:
9780190620653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190620622.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Opera, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Wagner believed that reducing vocal display and rejecting the convention that the orchestral material remain subordinate to vocal melody would involve listeners more intensively in the drama, and ... More


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