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Wagner’s Faustian Understanding of Beethoven’s Ninth

Christopher Alan Reynolds

in Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520285569
eISBN:
9780520960978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285569.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 1 compares the poem of The Flying Dutchman to the text of Wagner’s 1846 program for Beethoven’s Ninth and also to the passages from Goethe’s Faust that Wagner chose to explicate the Ninth. ... More


The Impact of Beethoven’s Ninth on The Flying Dutchman

Christopher Alan Reynolds

in Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520285569
eISBN:
9780520960978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285569.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For the scenes identified in chapter 1, chapter 2 compares the music of The Flying Dutchman to the music of the Ninth Symphony. Several musical similarities support the textual parallels between the ... More


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