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Description - Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg by John Warrack

This book presents a lively and informative account of Die Meistersinger von NUrnberg, including its literary sources and the evolution of the text from a light comic opera into its final form. John Warrack examines the music and historical tradition of the Mastersingers; Lucy Beckett analyzes the Hans Sachs character and reveals how Wagner communicates with his audience, both musically and dramatically; Michael Tanner suggests new ways to interpret Meistersinger as a reflection of Wagner's overall view of opera; while Patrick Carnegy provides a history of key productions. The volume contains a full synopsis, bibliography, and music examples as well as three valuable appendices.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521444446
ISBN-10: 0521444446
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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