The mastersingers of Nuremberg = Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

by Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883,

Language: English
Format: Print Book 1983
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML50.W14 M32 1983
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML50.W14 M32 1983
The English National Opera Guides were originally conceived in partnership with the English National Opera and edited by Nicholas John, the ENO's dramaturg, who died tragically in an accident in the Alps. Most of the guides are devoted to a single opera, which is described in detail--with many articles that cover its history and information about the composer and his times. The complete libretto is included in both the original language and in a modern singing translation--except where the opera was written in English. Each has a thematic guide to the most important musical themes in musical notation and each guide is lavishly illustrated. They also contain a bibliography and a discography which is updated at each reprint. The ENO guides are widely regarded as the best series of their kind and excellent value.   Die Meistersinger was enthusiastically received at its premiere in 1868, and was judged to be Wagner's most immediately appealing work.

Eduard Hanslick wrote after the premiere:
"Dazzling scenes of colour and splendour, ensembles full of life and character unfold before the spectator's eyes, hardly allowing him the leisure to weigh how much and how little of these effects is of musical origin."
Additional Information
Series Opera guide ; 19.
Subjects Wagner, Richard, -- 1813-1883. -- Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Operas -- Librettos.
Publisher London : New York :J. Calder ;1983
Riverrun Press,
Other Titles Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Libretto)
Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Libretto).
Contributors Jameson, Frederick, translator.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Libretto)
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Libretto).
Language English
Notes Includes libretto by the composer with English translation by Frederick Jameson.
Description 128 pages : music, portraits ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: page 128.
Discography: page 127.
ISBN 0714539619
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