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Author: Mr. Stewart Spencer,Barry Millington
ISBN: 0300057180
Subcategory: Music
Pages 224 pages
Publisher Yale University Press; First Edition edition (July 29, 1992)
Language English
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by Mr. Stewart Spencer,Barry Millington


Despite the voluminous literature on Wagner's operas, little has been published that does justice to all the elements of their performance. Wagner in Performance has been added to your Cart.

Despite the voluminous literature on Wagner's operas, little has been published that does justice to all the elements of their performance. Flip to back Flip to front.

Stewart Spencer is a noted translator. In his introductory note on the text and his translation, Stewart Spencer writes: "Whether or not there is any truth in the anecdote that Wieland Wagner used to insist that his singers translate the text of the Ring into German before beginning work on the stage production, the story has a certain poetic truth to i. In addition to being a delight in itself, Spencer's translation is helping me immensely in deepening my understanding of Wagner's German. 6 people found this helpful.

Reflecting Wagner's complex, moody, self-absorbed, passionate nature, the letters are introduced in six masterful essay sections by two British music scholars

Reflecting Wagner's complex, moody, self-absorbed, passionate nature, the letters are introduced in six masterful essay sections by two British music scholars. Wagner addresses Meyerbeer as "My deeply revered Lord and Master" and signs himself "Your ardently respectful and obedient servant," then attacks him in letters to Schumann and others.

Wagner in Performance book. Despite the voluminous literature on Wagner's operas, little has been published that does justice to all the elements of their performance. The book winds up with an interesting piece by Joseph Horowitz about conductor Anton Seidl's (and, more sketchily, Wagner's) impact on turn-of-the-century American audiences. Horowitz's King Charles' Head, a seemingly pathological hostility to Toscanini, is not altogether absent.

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Wagner in Performance by Yale University Press (Hardback, 1992). Mr. Stewart Spencer, Barry Millington. Addressed to both specialists and the opera-going public, this book examines the performance history and reception of Wagner's works in Europe and America. A sequence of essays on conducting, singing, production and stage design explores the nature of Wagner's demands on his interpreters.

This book, addressed to both specialists and the opera-going public, brings together a team of authorities from around the .

This book, addressed to both specialists and the opera-going public, brings together a team of authorities from around the world to examine the performance history and reception of Wagner's works in Europe and America. Essays on conducting, singing, production, and stage design of Wagner's works explore the revolutionary nature of the composer's demands on his interpreters. Each of the 10 essays maintains a very high standard; and what a relief to find no discussion of Wagner's racist opinions.

Despite the voluminous literature on Wagner's operas, little has been published that does justice to all the elements of their performance. This book, addressed to both specialists and the opera-going public, brings together a team of authorities from around the world to examine the performance history and reception of Wagner's works in Europe and America.Essays on conducting, singing, production, and stage design of Wagner's works explore the revolutionary nature of the composer's demands on his interpreters. The book raises profound aesthetic questions about the realization of opera on the stage: the authority of the composer vis-a-vis the director and the audience; the sanctity of the text, score and stage directions; and the role of art itself in society. These issues are discussed both theoretically and, referring to specific productions, in terms of their practical consequences.The volume also considers the explosion in popularity of Wagner's music dramas and their ability to assume new meanings--on stage and in recordings--for successive generations. It looks at the often vociferous debate over vocal and conducting styles, at the origins of Bayreuth, and at the impact of Wagner on the musical life of New York and Vienna. The book is certain to raise the level of discussion about opera production generally and to enhance our enjoyment of Wagner's works in the opera house.