Delphi Masterworks of Richard Wagner (Illustrated)

Delphi Masterworks of Richard Wagner (Illustrated)

by Peter Russell, Richard Wagner

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Overview

The operas of the German composer Richard Wagner had a revolutionary influence on the course of Western music. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his works. He went on to revolutionise the music form through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art), by which he sought to synthesise the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts, with music subsidiary to drama. He achieved these ideas most fully in his epic cycle of operas 'Der Ring des Nibelungen', notable for complex textures, rich harmonies and the elaborate use of leitmotifs. Delphi’s Great Composers Series offers concise illustrated guides to the life and works of our greatest composers. Analysing the masterworks of each composer, these interactive eBooks include links to popular streaming services, allowing you to listen to the pieces of music you are reading about. Evaluating the masterworks of each composer, you will explore the development of their works, tracing how they changed the course of music history. Whether a classical novice or a cultivated connoisseur, this series offers an intriguing overview of the world’s most famous and iconic compositions. This volume presents Wagner’s masterworks in succinct detail, with informative introductions, accompanying illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus features. (Version 1)



* Concise and informative overview of Wagner’s masterworks


* Learn about the operas that made Wagner a celebrated composer


* Links to popular streaming services (free and paid), allowing you to listen to the masterpieces you’re reading about


* Features a special ‘Complete Compositions’ section, with an index of Wagner’s complete works and links to streaming services


* English translations of the librettos for the major operas, including works appearing for the first time in digital print


* A wide selection of the composer’s prose works, including fiction, pioneering essays and Wagner’s celebrated autobiography


* Includes Wagner’s letters to Franz Liszt — explore the composer’s personal correspondence


* Features six biographies on the great composer — explore Wagner's intriguing musical and personal life



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CONTENTS:



The Masterworks


Symphony in C Major


Das Liebesverbot


Faust Overture


Rienzi


Der fliegende Holländer


Tannhäuser


Lohengrin


Das Rhinegold


Die Walküre


Tristan und Isolde


Wesendonck Lieder


Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg


Siegfried


Siegfried Idyll


Götterdämmerung


Parsifal



Complete Compositions


Index of Wagner’s Compositions



Selected Librettos


Der fliegende Holländer


Lohengrin


Das Rhinegold


Die Walküre


Tristan und Isolde


Siegfried


Götterdämmerung


Parsifal



Selected Prose


Autobiographic Sketch


On German Opera


Art and Revolution


The Art-Work of the Future


Judaism in Music


A Communication to My Friends


Opera and Drama


Beethoven


What is German?


An End in Paris


On Conducting


Religion and Art



The Letters


Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt



The Autobiography


My Life



The Biographies


Richard Wagner: His Life and His Dramas by W. J. Henderson


Life of Wagner by Ludwig Nohl


Richard Wagner, Composer of Operas by John F. Runciman


Wagner by Paul Rosenfeld


Wagner as I Knew Him by Ferdinand Praeger


Richard Wagner by Rupert Hughes



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786564023
Publisher: Delphi Classics Ltd
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Series: Delphi Great Composers , #6
Sold by: PUBLISHDRIVE KFT
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 3953
Sales rank: 1,002,982
File size: 49 MB
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