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Wagner's Parsifal

ISBN : 9780190885687

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¥5,687
Author: 
William Kinderman
Pages
340 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
Series
Studies in Musical Genesis and Structure & Interpretation
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William Kinderman's detailed study of Parsifal, described by the composer as his last card, explores the evolution of the text and music of this inexhaustible yet highly controversial music drama across Wagner's entire career. This book offers a reassessment of the ideological and political history of Parsifal, shedding new light on the connection of Wagner's legacy to the rise of National Socialism in Germany.

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Contents
Prelude: Parsifal as Art and Ideology
Part 1: The Process of Composition
1. The Poem and Its Background and Evolution
2. The Genesis of the Music
Part 2: Musical Form and Dramatic Meaning
3. Wagner's Late Style
4. Grail and Anti-Grail
5. The Sense of an Ending

About the author: 

William Kinderman is Professor of Musicology at the University of Illinois, has taught extensively in Berlin and Munich, Germany, and held many seminars at the Wagner Festival at Bayreuth. He has written or edited many books, including Beethoven and Mozart's Piano Music. He is an accomplished concert pianist, and has recorded Beethoven's Diabelli Variations and last sonatas.

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