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Der Fliegende Hollander: The Flying Dutchman (Opera Guides (Overture)) [Paperback]

Richard Wagner
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28 April 2012 Opera Guides (Overture)
Lavishly produced and elegantly set, with a wealth of material which will appeal to opera lovers, academics and general readers. Includes articles by some of the leading music specialists in the world. Includes more than twenty black-and-white and colour pictures printed on special glossy paper and set in a separate plate section. Contains a thematic guide, and an up-to-date bibliography, select discography and website guide. Acclaimed by today's most exacting music critics. An essay in the guide places the opera in the context of emerging German Romanticism and another highlights the musical riches of the score. A further article explores the emerging importance of myth to Wagner and his contemporaries. As well as a detailed description of the work's performance history, Wagner's own instructions to his performers and his programme note about the overture are also included. Illustrations, a thematic guide, the full libretto with English translation and reference sections are also included.

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  • Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Overture Publishing (28 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847495494
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847495495
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 626,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The jolliest of bargains.' --The Musical Times

'beautifully produced and designed... terrific value' --Rupert Christiansen - Daily Telegraph

'marvellous... the best books of their kind' --Hugh Canning

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Richard Wagner (1813 - 83) was a composer who drew inspiration from Christian and Nordic mythology, as well as the philosophy of Schopenhauer, to pioneer dramatically new forms of music. His concept of the "Total Artwork" led to the construction of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, an opera house he designed specifically for productions of his own operas. He also wrote widely on music and art. His operas include Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg and the four parts of Der Ring des Nibelungen.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Flying colours for the Dutchman 28 Sep 2013
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All the ENO opera guides are well written and illuminate one's knowledge and therefore enjoyment of the opera. This guide is no exception and it is so little to pay for a key to interpretation.
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