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Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander - Cambridge Opera Handbooks (Paperback)
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Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander - Cambridge Opera Handbooks (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 12/10/2000
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Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) is universally acknowledged as Richard Wagner's first truly significant, original work. It is the earliest of Wagner's operatic masterpieces to have secured a permanent place in the international repertoire and the composer himself regarded it as a major turning point in his artistic career. This handbook brings together five leading specialists to provide an in-depth account of the origins, style, and performance history of Der Fliegende Hollander. Designed for scholars, performers and the opera-going public alike, the book reflects on the biographical impulses behind the opera's conception and considers how Wagner drew on German Romantic tradition whilst also anticipating the revolutionary aims of 'music drama'. The opera's literary sources and production history are examined and there is a detailed survey of how generations of performers have interpreted the musical score. Rare pictures from important and influential productions complete this invaluable guide.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521587631
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... if you are interested in finding out about Wagner or think for one minute that you know everything about The Flying Dutchman, you should go out and buy this book immediately.' BBC Music Magazine
"The book rates recommendation as a comprehensive and informative study of Wagner's fourth opera..." The Opera Journal
"rightly Grey has been called "a true Wagnerian, not only in his seemingly flawless ability to divine what wagner was up to but in the substance and manner of his style"." Opera Otrly
"This book, which offers an "in depth account of the origins, style, and performance of Der fliegende Hollander invites us to do so with an opera of both great dramatic and musical reputation...Grey has also made several contributions to the important and useful IThe Wagner Compendium: A guide to Wagner's Life and Music" German Studies Review 2002
Brechbill's study of its performance history are both exhaustive and very useful...This is a welcome book that is concluded with many useful documents" German Studies Review 2002

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