Wagner's Meistersinger : performance, history, representation

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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML410.W1 A286 2003
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Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg has been one of the most performed operas ever since its premiere in 1868. It was adopted as Germany's national opera ["Nationaloper"], not least because of its historical coincidence with the unification of Germany under Bismarck in 1871. The first section of this volume, "Performing Meistersinger," contains three commissioned articles from internationally respected artists - a conductor [Peter Schneider], a stage director [Harry Kupfer] and a singer [Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau], all experienced in the performance of this unusually demanding 5-hour work. The second section, "Meistersinger and History," examines both the representation of German history in the opera and the way the opera has functioned in history through political appropriation and staging practice. The third section, "Representations," is the most eclectic, exploring in the first place the problematic question of genre from the perspective of a theatrical historian. The chronic issue of Wagner's chief opponent, Eduard Hanslick, and his musical and dramatic representation in the opera as Beckmesser, is then addressed, as are gender issues, and Wagner's own utterances concerning the opera. Contributors: Nicholas Vazsonyi, Peter Schneider, Harry Kupfer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Hans Rudolf Vaget, Lutz Koepnick, David B. Dennis, Klaus Van Den Berg, Thomas S. Grey, Lydia Goehr, Eva Rieger, Peter Höyng. Nicholas Vazsonyi is Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina.
Climbing Mount Everest : on conducting Die Meistersinger / Peter Schneider
We must finally stop apologizing for Die Meistersinger! : a conversation with Harry Kupfer / Harry Kupfer
Richard Wagner's Cobbler poet / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
The dangers of satisfaction : on songs, rehearsals, and repetition in Die Meistersinger / Lydia Goehr
Stereoscopic vision : sight and community in Die Meistersinger / Lutz Koepnick
The most German of all German operas : Die Meistersinger through the lens of Third Reich / David B. Dennis
http://worldwidewagner.richard.de : an interview with the composer concerning history, nation, and Die Meistersinger / Peter Höyng
Die Meistersinger as comedy : the performative and social signification of genre / Klaus van den Berg
Masters and their critics : Wagner, Hanslick, Beckmesser, and Die Meistersinger / Thomas S. Grey
Du warst mein Feind von je : the Beckmesser controversy revisited / Hans R. Vaget
I married Eva : gender construction and Die Meistersinger / Eva Rieger.

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Subjects Wagner, Richard, -- 1813-1883. -- Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Publisher Rochester, N.Y. :University of Rochester Press,2003
Other Titles Meistersinger
Contributors Vazsonyi, Nicholas, 1963-
Language English
Description vi, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [226]-238) and index.
ISBN 158046131X (alk. paper)
9781580461313 (alk. paper)
1580461689 (pbk.)
9781580461689 (pbk.)
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