Die Walküre = The Valkyrie

by Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.

Language: English
Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML50.W14 R52 2011x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML50.W14 R52 2011x
"Things like this are written only for people who have good powers of endurance (so really for nobody!)", wrote Wagner about Die Walküre. Yet, as Geoffrey Skelton points out, the opera has enjoyed a separate popularity and existence from the Ring Cycle. George Gillespie shows just how the string of mythical events was converted into a drama remarkable for its concentrated excitement and fine construction. Barry Millington introduces the web of motifs in the complex score. The English version, with Elizabeth Forbes's translation of the verses that Wagner did not eventually set to music but retained as footnotes to his published version, is by acclaimed translator Andrew Porter.Contents: A Conflict of Power and Love, Geoffrey Skelton; Chronology of the Composition of 'The Valkyrie'; An Introduction to the Music of 'The Valkyrie', Barry Millington; New Myths for Old, George Gillespie; Translating 'The Ring', Andrew Porter; Die Walküre: Poem by Richard Wagner; The Valkyrie: English translation by Andrew Porter
Additional Information
Series Opera guide ; 21.
Subjects Wagner, Richard, -- 1813-1883. -- Ring des Nibelungen. -- Walküre.
Operas -- Librettos.
Publisher Richmond, Surrey :Overture,2011
Edition New ed.
Other Titles Ring des Nibelungen.
Ring des Nibelungen.
Contributors Porter, Andrew, 1928-2015, translator.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Ring des Nibelungen.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Ring des Nibelungen.
Language English
Notes Includes German libretto by the composer, with English translation by Andrew Porter, and commentaries.
Description 112 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 109) and discography (pages 110-111).
ISBN 9780714544229 (pbk)
0714544221 (pbk)
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