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Conclusion

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in The Quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325436
eISBN:
9780191822360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325436.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Some features which the Ring as a Gesamtkunstwerk shares with other ambitious art forms have been examined, thereby clarifying the definition, range, and usefulness of Wagner’s concept as a critical ... More


Introduction: The Nature of the Quest

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in The Quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325436
eISBN:
9780191822360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325436.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This book addresses the phenomenon of the uniqueness of Richard Wagner’s music dramas, as represented here by the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen. It does so by examining Wagner’s key revolutionary ... More


A Kingdom Not of This World: Wagner, the Arts, and Utopian Visions in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna

Kevin C. Karnes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199957927
eISBN:
9780199346011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199957927.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book challenges prevalent understandings of elite artistic culture in fin-de-siècle Vienna by examining creative manifestations of utopian imaginings that ran counter and parallel to the ... More


Fin-de-Siècle Vienna and the Utopian Imagination

Kevin C. Karnes

in A Kingdom Not of This World: Wagner, the Arts, and Utopian Visions in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199957927
eISBN:
9780199346011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199957927.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that a powerful current of cultural optimism ran counter and parallel to the cultural pessimism widely associated with fin-de-siècle Vienna, and that it animated and found ... More


Max Klinger, the Gesamtkunstwerk, and the Dream of a Third Kingdom

Kevin C. Karnes

in A Kingdom Not of This World: Wagner, the Arts, and Utopian Visions in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199957927
eISBN:
9780199346011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199957927.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Max Klinger's wrestling with Richard Wagner's theory of the Gesamtkunstwerk. An avowed follower of Wagner and Arthur Schopenhauer, Klinger's produced, early in his ... More


“All of Vienna has become Secessionistic”: Longings of an Organization

Kevin C. Karnes

in A Kingdom Not of This World: Wagner, the Arts, and Utopian Visions in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199957927
eISBN:
9780199346011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199957927.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that the founding project of the Vienna Secession endeavored to realize the promise of the Wagnerian Gesamtkunstwerk to transform individual minds and society as a whole. Drawing ... More


Introduction: The psychology of music in multimedia

Annabel J. Cohen, Scott D. Lipscomb, Siu-Lan Tan, and Roger A. Kendall

in The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199608157
eISBN:
9780191761225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608157.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Music is often integrated into multimedia, and its impact on viewer-listeners is the focus of the book. The origins, ubiquity, and aesthetic and practical functions of multimedia are described, and ... More


Wagner’s Venusberg

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/9780520279681.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter explicates how the opening Venusberg scenes of Wagner’s Tannhäuser allegorically anticipate the composer’s ideal of the Gesamtkunstwerk,as well as its limitations. Both the Venusberg and ... More


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


“Deeds of Music Made Visible”: Wagner, the Gesamtkunstwerk, and the Birth of the Modern

Simon Shaw-Miller

in Visible Deeds of Music: Art and Music from Wagner to Cage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083743
eISBN:
9780300130171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083743.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter examines composer Richard Wagner's music and ideas at the time of Charles Baudelaire's definition of modernity, and discusses Wagner's argument that each separate art form tends to ... More


A Chorus of Voices: Seeing Music in Cage and Fluxus, the Birth of the Postmodern

Simon Shaw-Miller

in Visible Deeds of Music: Art and Music from Wagner to Cage

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083743
eISBN:
9780300130171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083743.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter examines Richard Wagner's ideas in the context of American composer John Cage's work. It suggests that it is through Cage's aesthetic of silence that the other arts can be a part of the ... More


Wittgenstein, Loos, and Critical Modernism: Style and Idea in Architecture and Philosophy

Allan Janik

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

For Janik, examining Wittgenstein’s intellectual relationship to Adolf Loos is one way of gaining deeper insight into Wittgenstein’s concept of philosophical analysis as craftsmanship and thus a key ... 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


Closer Still: The Total Artwork

Fiona Sampson

in Lyric Cousins: Poetry and Musical Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402927
eISBN:
9781474426862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402927.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the Gesamtkunstwerk, which English musicologists translate as ‘total artwork’. Richard Wagner had used the expression to characterise his operas, though he had only ever used ... More


Introduction

Victoria L. Evans

in Douglas Sirk, Aesthetic Modernism and the Culture of Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409391
eISBN:
9781474434737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409391.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After describing one of Peter Greenaway's recent efforts to move beyond the limits of the cinema, Evans proposes that Douglas Sirk had already begun to dissolve the boundaries the medium by ... More


The Wagnerian Turn

Jason Geary

in The Politics of Appropriation: German Romantic Music and the Ancient Greek Legacy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199736119
eISBN:
9780199345007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736119.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This pivotal chapter offers a reassessment of Wagner’s engagement with the Greeks in light of the German revival of Greek tragedy with music, in particular the 1841 Antigone. In his series of ... More


The Quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagner

Hilda Meldrum Brown

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325436
eISBN:
9780191822360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325436.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

The Gesamtkunstwerk (‘total work of art’), once a key concept in Wagner studies, has become problematic. This book sheds light on this conundrum by first tracing the development of the concept in the ... More


Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony and Max Reinhardt’s Concept of Massenregie

Peter Revers

in Rethinking Mahler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199316090
eISBN:
9780190665975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199316090.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Two weeks after the premiere of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, Max Reinhardt produced Hofmannsthal’s adaption of Sophocles’ King Ödipus (in some respects an aesthetic counterpart to Mahler’s Symphony) in ... More


Conclusion

Richard I. Suchenski

in Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190274108
eISBN:
9780190274139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274108.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The filmmakers discussed in earlier chapters attempted to construct long-form works whose phenomenological intensity was tied to their status as integral temporal experiences that could open up new ... More


Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk and Nietzsche’s Vision of Ancient Greek Theatre

Erika Fischer-Lichte

in Tragedy’s Endurance: Performances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199651634
eISBN:
9780191801440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199651634.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 deals with ‘Wagner’s Gesamtkunstwerk and Nietzsche’s Vision of Ancient Greek Theatre’ with regard to the emergence of a new image of ancient Greece that would rival the Winckelmannian image ... More


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