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The Resource Wagner's Ring cycle and the Greeks, Daniel H. Foster

Wagner's Ring cycle and the Greeks, Daniel H. Foster

Label
Wagner's Ring cycle and the Greeks
Title
Wagner's Ring cycle and the Greeks
Statement of responsibility
Daniel H. Foster
Title variation
Ring cycle and the Greeks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through his reading of primary and secondary classical sources, as well as his theoretical writings, Richard Wagner developed a Hegelian-inspired theory linking the evolution of classical Greek politics and poetry. This book demonstrates how, by turning theory into practice, Wagner used this evolutionary paradigm to shape the music and the libretto of the Ring cycle. Foster describes how each of the Ring's operas represents a particular phase of Greek poetic and political development: Das Rheingold and Die Walküre create epic national identity in its earlier and later stages respectively; Siegfried expresses lyric personal identity; and Götterdämmerung destructively culminates with a tragi-comedy about civic identity. This study sees the Greeks through the lens of those scholars whose work influenced Wagner most, focusing on epic, lyric, and comedy, as well as Greek tragedy. Most significantly, the book interrogates the ways in which Wagner uses Greek aesthetics to further his own ideological goals
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1967-
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Foster, Daniel H.
Dewey number
782.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.W1
LC item number
A289 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in opera
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  • Wagner, Richard
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Wagner, Richard
  • MUSIC
  • Mythologie
  • Literatur
  • Griechenland
  • Griechisch
  • Griechisch
Label
Wagner's Ring cycle and the Greeks, Daniel H. Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 352-362) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1. Epic. Introduction: what is epic? ; Retrospective narrative and the epic process ; The orchestral narrator and elementary epic ; Spiritual and factual realities in epic -- pt. 2. Lyric. Introduction: what is lyric? ; Orpheus and lyric liberation ; First-person opera and lyric identity ; Lyric and the rebirth of tragedy -- pt. 3. Drama. Introduction: what is drama? ; Opera and tragedy ; Opera and comedy ; Resolution and ambiguity in comedy and tragedy -- Epilogue: Time, the Ring, and performance studies -- Appendices: Wagner's primary and secondary sources. Appendix A. Wagner's primary sources ; Appendix B. Secondary scholarship by authors Wagner knew personally ; Appendix C. Secondary scholarship by authors Wagner knew by reputation or by reading
Control code
667096523
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 377 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511677175
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
347cde7f-71bf-4ea1-a2ce-7aa3d4bcb7ad
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667096523
Label
Wagner's Ring cycle and the Greeks, Daniel H. Foster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 352-362) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1. Epic. Introduction: what is epic? ; Retrospective narrative and the epic process ; The orchestral narrator and elementary epic ; Spiritual and factual realities in epic -- pt. 2. Lyric. Introduction: what is lyric? ; Orpheus and lyric liberation ; First-person opera and lyric identity ; Lyric and the rebirth of tragedy -- pt. 3. Drama. Introduction: what is drama? ; Opera and tragedy ; Opera and comedy ; Resolution and ambiguity in comedy and tragedy -- Epilogue: Time, the Ring, and performance studies -- Appendices: Wagner's primary and secondary sources. Appendix A. Wagner's primary sources ; Appendix B. Secondary scholarship by authors Wagner knew personally ; Appendix C. Secondary scholarship by authors Wagner knew by reputation or by reading
Control code
667096523
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 377 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511677175
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
347cde7f-71bf-4ea1-a2ce-7aa3d4bcb7ad
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667096523

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