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Wieland Wagner: The Appia Heritage and the Gesamtkunstwerk

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/9780199325436.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

The chapter defines Wieland Wagner’s achievement and his ambiguous stance towards the Gesamtkunstwerk through the prism of his programme for ‘Neu-Bayreuth’. It demonstrates the importance to him 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


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