Wagner s Parsifal

Wagner s Parsifal

This guide - which includes a translation of the libretto - will be invaluable to those new to Parsifal, but will also provide fresh insights for readers who are already familiar with Wagner's final work.

Author: Richard Wagner

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 1862548064

Category: Operas

Page: 176

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Parsifal was Richard Wagner's last opera, and many consider it his most beautiful and moving work. Peter Bassett, author of the highly successful A RING FOR THE MILLENNIUM, has made a special study of Parsifal, looking particularly at the relationship between Wagner's sources and his text and identifying important thematic connections with other works, notably DER RING DES NIBELUNG. This guide - which includes a translation of the libretto - will be invaluable to those new to Parsifal, but will also provide fresh insights for readers who are already familiar with Wagner's final work. This new edition is illustrated with historical photographs and a new format.
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A Companion to Wagner s Parsifal

A Companion to Wagner s Parsifal

New essays demonstrating and exploring the abiding fascination of Wagner's controversial work.

Author: William Kinderman

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781571132376

Category: Music

Page: 364

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New essays demonstrating and exploring the abiding fascination of Wagner's controversial work.
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Richard Wagner s Parsifal

Richard Wagner s Parsifal

PARSIFAL PUBLISHED BY THEATRE TICKET OFFICE TIL BROADWAY . NEW
YORK TRINITY BUILDING THE ONLY CORRECT AND AUTHORIZED EDITION (
HARDMAN PIANO USED EXCLUSIVELY . ) RICHARD WAGNER'S PARSIFAL ...

Author: Richard Wagner

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ISBN: UVA:X004596366

Category: Operas

Page: 48

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Wagner s Parsifal

Wagner s Parsifal

A superbly insightful and moving exploration of Wagner's last opera, by one of Britain's leading intellectuals Wagner's last music-drama tells the story of Parsifal, the 'pure fool, knowing through compassion', who has been called to rescue ...

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241419700

Category: Music

Page: 208

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A superbly insightful and moving exploration of Wagner's last opera, by one of Britain's leading intellectuals Wagner's last music-drama tells the story of Parsifal, the 'pure fool, knowing through compassion', who has been called to rescue the Kingdom of the Grail from the sins that have polluted it. The Grail is a symbol of purity in a world of lust and power, but although Parsifal is the culmination of Wagner's life-long obsession with the religious frame of mind, the redemption sought by his characters is far from the Christian archetype. For Wagner, redemption occurs inthis life, when compassion prevails over enslavement, and purity replaces spiritual pollution. His music here ties together suffering and contrition, sin and forgiveness, downfall and redemption in an inextricable knot, healing the fractures and uniting the warring elements in human life in a way that is clear, convincing and uncanny. More than any other of his works, Parsifal expresses in music a depth of feeling for which we do not have words. This short but penetrating book, by a writer who was uniquely both a leading philosopher and musicologist, shows us how Wagner achieves this profound work, explaining the story, its musical ideas, and their coming together into a sublime whole which gives us the musical equivalent of forgiveness and closure. There are few writers who can so enhance our understanding of one of the greatest works in western music.
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Tableaux from Wagner s Parsifal

Tableaux from Wagner s  Parsifal

ML 40 266P3 Tableaux from Wagner'sPARSIFAL " TABLEAU 1 : ( a ) THE
KILLING OF THE SWAN . Parsifal unwittingly kills a wild swan within holy
precincts , where all animal life is held sacred , and is rebuked by Gurnemanz
and the ...

Author: London Coliseum (London, England)

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ISBN: UCR:31210018764181

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Wagner s Parsifal

Wagner s Parsifal

Added to this is the furious debate that has surrounded the composer as an anti-Semite, racist, and inspiration for Hitler.

Author: Richard H. Bell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781620328859

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Parsifal, Wagner's final opera, is considered by many to be one of the greatest religious musical works ever composed; but it is also one of the most difficult to understand and many have questioned whether it can be considered a "Christian" work at all. Added to this is the furious debate that has surrounded the composer as an anti-Semite, racist, and inspiration for Hitler. Richard Bell addresses such issues and argues that despite any personal failings Wagner makes a fundamental theological contribution through his many writings and ultimately in Parsifal which, he argues, preaches Christ crucified in a way that can never be captured by words alone. He argues that Wagner offers a vision of the divine and a "theology of Good Friday" that can both function as profound therapy and address current theological controversies.
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An Analysis of the Design Concepts of Richard Wagner s Parsifal

An Analysis of the Design Concepts of Richard Wagner s Parsifal

CHAPTER I PARSIFAL AND ITS PLACE IN WAGNER'S LIFE Parsifal is believed
by many authorities to be Wagner's best work . It is also the one which took him
the longest period of time to complete ; thirty - seven years were required for its ...

Author: Morris Lee Ritterbush

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ISBN: UCAL:X28780

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Page: 298

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Wagner s Parsifal

Wagner s Parsifal

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.

Author: William Kinderman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190623548

Category: Music

Page: 660

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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. The compositional genesis is traced through many unfamiliar manuscript sources, revealing unsuspected models and veiled connections to Wagner's earlier works. Fresh analytic perspectives are revealed, casting the dramatic meaning of Parsifal in a new light. Much debated aspects of the work, such as Kundry's death at the conclusion, are discussed in the context of its stage history. Path-breaking as well is Kinderman's analysis of the religious and ideological context of Parsifal. During the half-century after the composer's death, the Wagner family and the so-called Bayreuth circle sought to exploit Wagner's work for political purposes, thereby promoting racial nationalism and anti-Semitism. Hitherto unnoticed connections between Hitler and Wagner's legacy at Bayreuth are explored here, while differences between the composer's politics as an 1849 revolutionary and the later response of his family to National Socialism are weighed in a nuanced account. Kinderman combines new historical research, sensitive aesthetic criticism, and probing philosophical reflection in this most intensive examination of Wagner's culminating music drama.
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Hans J rgen Syberberg and His Film of Wagner s Parsifal

Hans J  rgen Syberberg and His Film of Wagner s Parsifal

Felix Weingartner , “ Erinnerungen an die Parsifal - Aufführungen 1882 , ” In
Parsifal , by Richard Wagner , ed . Csampai and Holland , 128 . 53 . Petzet and
Petzet , illus . 515 . 54 . Hermann Rauschning , Gespräche mit Hitler , 4th ed . (
Zürich ...

Author: Solveig Olsen

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114533883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 555

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While much has been published abroad about the German filmmaker and author Hans Jürgen Syberberg, this is the first English monograph about him. Author Solveig Olsen presents a biographical overview of the controversial artist and his body of work, and offers an in-depth analysis of Syberberg's film of Richard Wagner's Parsifal and his later works. Syberberg gained international fame as a filmmaker with the films of his "German Cycle," which included Our Hitler, a study of the Hitler potential in human nature. Parsifal of 1982 concluded the German Cycle. Preserving Wagner's libretto and score, the film uses the visual component to imbue the work with a surprising interpretation. In addition to the medieval story about the Grail seeker, the director draws on several other frames of reference, such as the theories of Freud and Jung, alchemy, and Syberberg's main aesthetic views and philosophy that have gone unrecognized until now. Olsen explores the role of Parsifal as Wagner's artistic and philosophical testament, and the implications of Syberberg's reinterpretation.
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Wagner s Parsifal

Wagner s Parsifal

This guide, which includes a translation of the libretto, will be invaluable to those who are new to Parsifal, but will also provide fresh insights for readers who are already familiar with Wagner's final work.

Author: Peter Bassett

Publisher: Wakefield Press Pty, Limited (AUS)

ISBN: 186254512X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 133

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A fascinating and informative guide to Wagner's final - and perhaps finest work - From the celebrated author of A Ring for the Millenium: A Guide to Wagner's Der Ring Des Nibelungen - Examines the relationship between sources and text, and identifies important thematic connections with other works - Includes a translation of the libretto, and will appeal to both newcomers to Parsifal and experienced opera enthusiasts alike
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Parsifal and Wagner s Christianity

 Parsifal  and Wagner s Christianity

Now , Wagner's Parsifal is an artistic attempt to give us a glimpse into this
immortality where the Will of man has once more become free for each
individuality . How far , then , Wagner theoretically treats of the mighty ethical
process , by means ...

Author: David Irvine

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU68863969

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Page: 418

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The Parsifal of Richard Wagner

The Parsifal of Richard Wagner

Wagner had just read Shopenhauer ' s work for the first time . Deeply imbued with
the doctrine of the pessimistic philosopher , he thought to contrast Parsifal , the
hero of renunciation , with Tristan , the hero of passion . In the third act , just as ...

Author: Maurice Kufferath

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015007942611

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Page: 300

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A Pagan Spoiled

A Pagan Spoiled

By giving due weight to these themes in particular, the complexity of Wagner's final work is seen to resolve into a feminization of the nature of religious redemption."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Anthony Winterbourne

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 083863978X

Category: Music

Page: 142

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By giving due weight to these themes in particular, the complexity of Wagner's final work is seen to resolve into a feminization of the nature of religious redemption."--BOOK JACKET.
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Richard Wagner and His Poetical Work from Rienzi to Parsifal

Richard Wagner and His Poetical Work from Rienzi to Parsifal

A special Wagner theatre was begun in 1872 at Bayreuth , where the master has
since lived , and his works were first presented in 1876 , in entire harmony with
his vast requirements . Wagner ' s last work , “ Parsifal , ” was published in 1878 .

Author: Judith Gautier

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:ML1EUY

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Page: 173

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Monthly Reference Lists

Monthly Reference Lists

Also the article , “ ' Wagner's Parsifal , ” by Charles Dudley Warner , in the Atlantic
, Jan. , 1883 , v . 51 , p . 75-85 ; an extremely satisfactory analysis of the
performance . Also the letters in The Nation , v . 35 , 1882 . Also “ Wagner's work
and ...

Author: Providence Public Library (R.I.)

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ISBN: UCAL:B3026251

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Wagner s Life and Works Nibelung Tristan Mastersingers Parsifal

Wagner s Life and Works  Nibelung  Tristan  Mastersingers  Parsifal

Lohengrin , it will be remembered , tells Elsa that he is Parsifal ' s son and one of
the knights of the Holy Grail . The name is written Percival in “ Lohengrin , ” as
well as in Tennyson ' s “ Idyls of the King . " Now , however , Wagner returns to
the ...

Author: Gustav Kobbé

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124428546

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The New Grove Wagner

The New Grove Wagner

Dokumente zur Entstehung und ersten Aufführung des Bühnenweihfestspiels
Parsifal , Richard Wagner : Sämtliche Werke , xxx ( Mainz , 1970 ) W. Keller : '
Von Meyerbeers “ Robert der Teufel " zum zweiten Aufzug “ Parsifal ” ,
Tribschener ...

Author: Barry Millington

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: UCSD:31822031082241

Category: Music

Page: 98

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Wagner is one of the most controversial of composers, and much that has been written about him--including his autobiography--is misleading. Barry Millington draws on the best previous scholarship and his own original research to set the record straight. The first part of this book is devoted to biography; the second, to a detailed study of the operas. Millington offers a historical review of the critical interpretation of each opera, including a discussion of recent methods of formal analysis. In this revised edition, two chapters, those on Tannhauser and Die Meistersinger, include significant new material. The bibliography has also been updated.
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The Critic

The Critic

In spite of the works that have made his name famous in two hemispheres , he
attaches more importance to the growth Wagner'sParsifal . " and sale of his
apples than to the production and fame of his novels . Unlike Mr. Black , he lives
a ...

Author: Jeannette Leonard Gilder

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ISBN: CHI:74708506

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