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Delphi Masterworks of Richard Wagner (Illustrated) - cover

Delphi Masterworks of Richard Wagner (Illustrated)

Richard Wagner, Peter Russell

Publisher: Delphi Classics Ltd

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Summary

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

 
Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting eBooks

 
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

 
Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of exciting titles
Available since: 08/15/2018.

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