2nd Edition

Richard Wagner
A Research and Information Guide

ISBN 9780203882214
Published June 10, 2010 by Routledge
480 Pages

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Book Description

Richard Wagner: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer and performer.

Table of Contents

Using This Research Guide


I. Introducing Wagner
II. Surveying Wagner: Compendia and Other Survey Studies
III. Researching Wagner: Reference Works of Various Kinds
IV. The Documentary Legacy
V. Wagner’s Life and Character
VI. Wagner as Composer: Studies in Techniques, Styles, and Influences
VII. Wagner as Music Dramatist 1: Surveys Studies
VIII. Wagner as Music Dramatist 2: The Earlier and Unfinished Operas and Music dramas
IX. Wagner as Music Dramatist 3: Holländer, Lohengrin, and Tannhäuser
X. Wagner as Music Dramatist 4: Meistersinger, Parsifal, Tristan, and the Ring
XI. Wagner as Instrumental and Vocal Composer and Arranger
XII. Performing Wagner: Studies of Performance Practices, Productions, and Media Issues
XIII. Wagner as Poet, Prose Writer, Philosopher, and Revolutionary
XIV. Criticizing Wagner: Wagner’s Critics and the Wagner Reception
XV. Wagner and Culture, Past and Present: Literature, Psychology, and the Visual Arts
XVI. Wagner and Anti-Semitism
XVII. After Wagner: Bayreuth, the Festivals, and Wagner’s Descendents

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Michael Saffle is Professor of Music and Humanities in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Tech.