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Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring

Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183603
eISBN:
9780199850457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183603.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Few musical works loom as large in Western culture as Richard Wagner’s four-part Ring of the Nibelung. This book offers an illuminating look at this greatest of Wagner’s achievements, focusing on its ... More


The Trouble with Wagner

Michael P. Steinberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594194
eISBN:
9780226594224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594224.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Written from the dual perspective of a cultural/music historian and a dramaturg who worked on the bicentennial production of The Ring of the Nibelung at La Scala Milan and the Berlin State Opera, The ... More


Wagner's Antichrist Crashes a Pagan Party

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

At the War Memorial Opera House, the San Francisco Opera stir up pagan ecstasy with several complete cycles of Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco ... More


Sunk in the ‘Mystic Abyss’: The ‘Choral’ Orchestra in Wagner’s Music Dramas

Laurence Dreyfus

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In ‘Sunk in the “Mystic Abyss”: the “Choral” Orchestra in Wagner’s Music Dramas’, Laurence Dreyfus considers Richard Wagner’s Hellenism, and his proposed transfer of the functions of the Greek tragic ... More


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