The first hundred years of Wagner's Tristan / by Elliott Zuckerman.


New York ; London : Columbia University Press, 1964.

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Subjects Iseult (Legendary character)
Iseult (Legendary character) -- Songs and music -- History and criticism.
Tristan (Legendary character)
Tristan (Legendary character) -- Songs and music -- History and criticism.
Tristan und Isolde (Wagner, Richard)
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tristan und Isolde.
Description xiv, 235 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date 1964.
©1964
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Summary Discusses the composition of this musical drama, its first performance, its effect on the people associated with it, its critical and popular reception, its influence and "enshrinement" in this century.
Contents Schopenhauer, the myth, and the music. The world as will ; "Opera and drama" revised ; Born of the spirit of music ; "Spectacle dans un fauteuil avec orchestre" ; Harmony ; The unhealthiest Eros ; Wagnerism and Tristanism -- To the first performance (1859-1865). The dangers of "Tristan" ; Renunciation ; Mathilde ; Tristanizing ; Still the music of the future ; Lola Montez the second ; "Tristan" in Munich ; The death of Tristan -- Nietzsche pro Tristan (1868-1888). The pattern of Criticism ; Coming to Triebschen ; The rebirth of tragedy ; Dionysian ; Nothing but the orchestra ; Contra Wagner ; More air! ; Self-mastery and self-denial -- Wagner and Tristan in Paris (1850-1900). Lekeu and Mallarmé ; Preludes and evenings ; "Divertissement par M. Pétipa" ; Correspondences ; Wagnerites ; A Wagnerian review ; Symbolism ; Dans la forêt -- Love and death in Venice (1883-1933. Wagnerizing on the Isle of Wight ; Tristanizing along the Adriatic ; The city of music ; "Tristan" in the sanatorium ; Greatness and suffering -- To the final performance. "Tristan" electrified ; The Wagnerian decade ; The perfect Tristanite in America ; The secret of form ; World-historical music ; "Tristan" at home -- Appendix A, The dates of the first performances of Wagner's music-dramas in major operatic cities -- Appendix B, A note on Swinburne and teh sea -- Appendix C, A note on Joyce and Eliot.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Music.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)907512
(OCoLC)ocm00907512
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WorldCat Identities Zuckerman, Elliott,
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