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Richard Wagner

A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

By Michael Saffle


464 pages

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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


About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Composition