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Published by Praeger in Westport, Conn .
Written in English


  • Wagner, Richard, -- 1813-1883.,
  • Wagner, Richard, -- 1813-1883. -- Performances -- Germany -- Bayreuth.,
  • Festspielhaus (Bayreuth, Germany)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSimon Williams.
LC ClassificationsML410.W13 W43 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 181 p. :
Number of Pages181
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20736907M
ISBN 100313274355, 0275936082

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The Music Dramas of Richard Wagner and His Festival Theater in Bayreuth [Albert Lavignac, Esther Singleton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it 4/5(1). In contrast to most books on Richard Wagner, this biography focuses primarily on Wagner as an important figure in the development of the theatre. While his contribution to music history . Additional Physical Format: Online version: Williams, Simon, Richard Wagner and festival theatre. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, (OCoLC) Bayreuth Festival official photographer Enrico Nawrath has published a book with photographs from the Bayreuth Festival, "Bayreuth Backstage", published by Schott Music. The photos take us backstage to show us what goes on when preparations are made for the Festival .

The idea of the theatre festival is a special concept in theatre aesthetics which sets a new benchmark for production, reception and conditions for a paradigmatic opus as a model for a public aesthetic in the idealised Hellenic style. Again, a revolutionary socio-political ideal of Wagner's underlies the idea of a theatre festival. Richard Wagner (rĬkh´ärt väg´nər), –83, German composer, g. Life and Work Wagner was reared in a theatrical family, had a classical education, and began composing at He studied harmony and the works of Beethoven and in became chorus master of the theater at Würzburg, the first of a series of theatrical positions. In writing the thousand and first book on Richard Wagner and his work, I do not pretend to accomplish anything better than has yet been done. My aim has been something quite different, -- a real practical guide to Bayreuth for the French which will answer the needs and satisfy the curiosity of those of our nation who have not yet taken that little journey, which is so easy and . The Bayreuth Festival. A theatre created for a single composer: the Bayreuth Festival Theatre. With an auditorium in which his music unfolds like in no other theatre in the world. With no grandeur, reduced to the essential: to experience his works as a celebration. Connoisseurs, friends, skeptics – they all come to the green hill every summer.

Amongst the disillusioned were Wagner's friend and disciple Friedrich Nietzsche, who, having published his eulogistic essay "Richard Wagner in Bayreuth" before the festival as part of his Untimely Meditations, was bitterly disappointed by what he saw as Wagner's pandering to increasingly exclusivist German nationalism; his breach with Wagner began at this time. Germany's cultural glory - Germany's political shame: the opera festival established by Richard Wagner in is one of the most intriguing phenomena of modern European cultural history. The oldest and best known of music festivals, Bayreuth was from the beginning not simply a place for model performances of Wagner's works but equally the centre of an ideological cult, with . The trip to Memphis was a lighthearted escape from the burdens of running a family business like no other. Since , when Eva and her half-sister Katharina succeeded their father Wolfgang Wagner, they have directed the famed summer opera festival founded in by Richard Wagner and managed by his heirs ever : Jamie Katz. Music Dramas of Richard Wagner and His Festival Theatre in Bayreuth Lavignac, Albert; Singleton, Esther (translator) Published by Dodd Mead & Co. ().