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Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

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Wagner's Tristan und Isolde occupies a singular position in the history of Western culture. What Nietzsche called the 'sweet and terrible infinity' of its basic nexus of longing and death has fascinated audiences since its first performance in 1865. At the same time, its advanced harmonic language, immediately announced by the opening 'Tristan chord', marks a defining moment in the evolution of modern music. This accessible handbook brings together seven leading international writers to discuss the opera's genesis and the ...

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Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521437387

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2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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