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Wagner"s Ring and German drama

comparative studies in mythology and history in drama

by Mary A. Cicora

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883,
  • German drama -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-184) and index.

    StatementMary A. Cicora.
    SeriesContributions to the study of music and dance,, no. 52
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML410.W15 C54 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 186 p. ;
    Number of Pages186
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL375882M
    ISBN 100313305293
    LC Control Number98037782

    Seidl conducted the production of the "Ring" in London, under the direction of Angelo Neumann, at Her Majesty’s Theatre, May , The "Ring" really is a tetralogy. Wagner, however, called it a trilogy, regarding "Das Rheingold" only as a Vorabend to the three longer music-dramas. However, in the Ring, Wagner makes full use of the symbolic significance of the Earth in the character Erda (whose name in modern German literally means "soil" or "earth") in order to convey a sense of Germanic antiquity throughout the drama. Erda is Wagner's all .

    Now, with that out of the way, an audio editing hobbyist with a particular fondness for Wagner, (who is well known to many that have spent the years on various Wagner forums and newsgroups), William Hong, has remastered and made available for free a number of "classic" Wagner recordings. In Der Ring des Nibelungen, Wagner drew on a medieval German epic, the Nibelungenlied, and Norse mythology to create a new synthesis of music and drama on the largest scale. Of the four works in the Ring cycle, Götterdämmerung is perhaps the grandest and most sweeping of all.

    an Analysis of the Leitmotifs of Wagner’s Ring Among the many great developments in opera fostered by Richard Wagner, none Cooke is also the author of an influential book on musical analysis called The Language of Music. In this book, Cooke argues that tonal and a respected scholar on German music of the late 19th Century. He.   The answer, I think, has much to do with the sheer scale of Wagner’s canvas: like Dante’s Divine Comedy, Joyce’s Ulysses, the Iliad and the Shakespearean tragedies, the Ring is cosmic in its.


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Title page of first edition. Opera and Drama (German: Oper und Drama) is a book-length essay written by Richard Wagner in setting out his ideas on the ideal characteristics of opera as an art form.

Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), is a cycle of four German-language epic music dramas composed by Richard works are based loosely on characters from Norse sagas and the composer termed the cycle a "Bühnenfestspiel" (stage festival play), structured in three days preceded by a Vorabend ("preliminary evening").

Der Ring des Nibelungen, (German: “The Ring of the Nibelung”) four music dramas (grand operas) by German composer Richard Wagner, all with German librettos by the composer himself. The operas are Das Rheingold (“The Rhine Gold”), Die Walküre (“The Valkyrie”), Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung (“The Twilight of the Gods”), first performed in sequence at the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth, Bavaria.

German (Wagner's original writings) English (Ashton's translation) Dedication Opera and Drama 1. Opera and Drama Volume 3: The Theatre 1.

Author's Introduction 2. On the "Goethe-Stiftung" Epilogue to The "Nibelung's Ring" Preface to The "Ring" Poem A Letter to Hector Berlioz. “Wagner’s Ring and Its Symbols” originally published   (English and German article). Applied in my article C.G Jung and Wagner – Rainy Götterdämmerung in Munich.

I wanted to learn more about Wagner and bought therfore recently a used copy of the English musicologist Robert Donington. About the Book With Richard Wagner, opera reached the apex of German Romanticism. Originally published inwhen Wagner was in political exile, Opera and Drama outlines a new, revolutionary type of musical stage work, which would finally materialize as The Ring of the Nibelung.

Richard Wagner's works are as immense as they are influential: the four-part, hour saga Der Ring des Nibelungen is the most analysed opera of all time. And yet, Wagner was arrogant and virulently anti-semitic.

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The genesis of the Ring project. The outline of the drama that was to become Der Ring des Nibelungen, namely “Der Nibelungen-Mythus: Als Entwurf zu einem Drama,” dates from Octoberthe same year as the “Plan for the Organization of a German National Theater for the Kingdom of Saxony,” Wagner's radical proposal to establish an association of dramatists and composers along with a.

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (/ ˈ v ɑː ɡ n ər / VAHG-nər, German: [ˈʁɪçaʁt ˈvaːɡnɐ] (); 22 May – 13 February ) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his mature works were later known, "music dramas").Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Translation of: Der Ring des Nibelungen. Description: pages: color illustrations ; 35 cm. The four operas of Richard Wagner's epic opera cycle, the Ring, are among the greatest and most influential works in the genre.

While their music has been the subject of lengthy discussion and analysis, there has hitherto been little scrutiny of their libretti, which Wagner wrote himself based on the German Nibelung sagas.

This book reveals the resurgence of interest in saga and myth in Wagner. Start studying Chapter Total Art: Wagner and German Romantic Opera. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Paul Heise’s Interpretation of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

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Dwarves, incest, theft, betrayal, epic orchestral forces and high drama – opera rarely get bigger and more bombastic than the Ring Cycle. Composed betweenit was an amalgam of Old Norse myths and the Songs of the Nibelungs, the first Old German classic to be written down.Teutonic Mythology and Wagner's Ring *All information about the Ring excerpted from Alan Blyth's book Wagner's Ring: An Introduction, *All descriptions of Teutonic gods from the glossary of Kevin Crossley-Holland's The Norse Myths.

A. The Gods B. The Giants C. Dwarves vs. The Nibelungs D. Mortals E. Other Elements of the Teutonic cosmos.