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Judaism in Music

Judaism in Music

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2018

Judaism in Music

Judaism in Music

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2018

The Ring of the Nibelung

The Ring of the Nibelung

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2018

A superb new translation of one of the greatest nineteenth century poems: the libretto to Wagner's Ring cycle The scale and grandeur of Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung has no precedent and no successor. It preoccupied Wagner for much of his adult life and revolutionized the nature of opera, the orchestra, the demands on singers and on the audience itself. The four operas-The Rhinegold, The Valkyrie, Siegfried and Twilight of the Gods - are complete worlds, conjuring up extraordinary mythological landscapes through sound as much as staging. Wagner wrote the entire libretto before embarking on the music. Discarding the grand choruses and bravura duets central to most operas, he used the largest musical forces in the context often of only a handful of singers on stage. The words were essential: he was telling a story and making an argument in a way that required absolute attention to what was said. The libretto for The Ring lies at the heart of nineteenth century culture. It is in itself a work of power and grandeur and it had an incalculable effect on European and specifically German culture. John Deathridge's superb new translation, with notes and a fascinating introduction, is essential for anyone who wishes to get to grips with one of the great musical experiences.

My Life

My Life

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This translation first published in 1911. According to Wikipedia: "e;Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813, Leipzig, Germany - 13 February 1883, Venice, Italy) was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or "e;music dramas"e;, as they were later called). Unlike most other great opera composers, Wagner wrote both the scenario and libretto for his works."e; "e;Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 - July 31, 1886) was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher."e;

Libretti der Opern von Wagner

Libretti der Opern von Wagner

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Diese Datei enthalt: Das Liebesverbot; Der Fliegende Hollander; Die Feen; Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg; Lohengrin Der Ring des Nibelungen "e;(Das Rheingold; Die Walkure; Siegfried; Gotterdammerung); Parsifal; Rienzi; Tannhauser; Tristan und Isolde. Nach Wikipedia:"e; Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22. Mai 1813 - 13. Februar 1883) war ein deutscher Komponist, Dirigent, Theaterregisseur und Essayist, vor allem bekannt fur seine Opern (oder "e;Musikdramen"e;, wie sie spater genannt wurden). Anders als die meisten anderen Opernkomponisten schrieb Wagner sowohl die Musik als auch das Libretto fur jedes seiner Werke. Wagners Kompositionen, besonders jene seiner spateren Periode, zeichnen sich durch kontrapunktische Struktur, reiche Chromatik, Harmonien und Orchestrierung sowie durch die Verwendung von Leitmotiven aus: musikalische Themen, die mit bestimmten Charakteren, Lokalen oder Handlungselementen verbunden sind. Wagner leistete Pionierarbeit bei den Fortschritten in der musikalischen Sprache, wie zum Beispiel extremer Chromatik und sich schnell verandernden tonalen Zentren, was die Entwicklung der europaischen klassischen Musik stark beeinflusste. Er transformierte das musikalische Denken durch seine Idee des Gesamtkunstwerks, die Synthese aller poetischen, visuellen, musikalischen und dramatischen Kunste, verkorpert durch seinen monumentalen Vieroper-Zyklus Der Ring des Nibelungen (1876). Um diese Werke so zu inszenieren, wie er sie sich vorstellte, baute Wagner sein eigenes Opernhaus, das Bayreuther Festspielhaus. "e;

Der Ring des Nibelungen: Kompletter Opernzyklus (Das Rheingold + Die Walkure + Siegfried + Gotterdammerung)

Der Ring des Nibelungen: Kompletter Opernzyklus (Das Rheingold + Die Walkure + Siegfried + Gotterdammerung)

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2017

Der Ring des Nibelungen ist ein aus vier Teilen bestehender Opernzyklus von Richard Wagner, zu dem er den Text schrieb, die Musik komponierte und detaillierte szenische Anweisungen vorgab. An diesem Hauptwerk (auch "e;Opus magnum"e; genannt) hat Wagner mit Unterbrechungen von 1848 bis 1874 gearbeitet. Die Intention Wagners war eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der menschlichen Gesellschaft, fur die er - in Anlehnung an griechische Tragodien-Vorbilder - die germanische Gotterwelt als Vorlage benutzte. Der germanische Held und "e;freie Mensch"e; Siegfried sollte wie Prometheus gegen die etablierten Gotter kampfen und durch einen gemeinsamen Erlosungstod mit Brunnhilde eine bessere (naturlichere) Ordnung einleiten. Ring und Gold (sie symbolisieren hier Macht und Kapital), Vertrage und Betrug, Auflehnung und Scheitern eines Helden - all das sind zyklisch wiederkehrende Archetypen und zeitlose mythische Themen, die Wagner in seinem Musikdrama verwendet. So verknupft er Heldensage und Gottermythos zu einem Drama ungeheuren Ausmaes, in dem auf der Buhne nicht nur durch Inzest ein Held gezeugt wird, sieben Morde geschehen und ein Freitod zelebriert wird, sondern die Welt in einem Flammenmeer und einer Flut untergeht ... um Platz zu machen fur eine neue Ordnung (ein immer wiederkehrender Zyklus des Lebens).

Parsifal

Parsifal

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2017

From its conception in 1857 to its first performances in 1882, Parsifal represented the culmination of the themes that preoccupied Wagner during the latter part of his life. This guide includes a series of articles on Wagner's profound and complex opera, which the composer preferred to call a Buhnen-weihfestspiel - a `Stage Consecration Festival Play'. Dieter Borchmeyer discusses the mythological foundations of Parsifal and its relation to Wagner's earlier works. Barry Emslie's thought-provoking piece explores the `virtues of sin' in Wagner's last opera. Robin Holloway provides a study of Parsifal's musical motifs, followed by Carolyn Abbate's article, which examines the relation between music and drama in the opera. Gerd Rienacker contributes an essay on the dramaturgy, and analyses some of the major scenes. Finally, Mike Ashman writes about Parsifal on the stage. The present edition contains a literal translation of the libretto opposite the original German text, a number of photographs covering a wide chronology to the present day, a comprehensive thematic guide, a bibliography and discography, as well as DVD and website guides. It will prove an essential companion for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Wagner's final masterpiece. English National Opera, based at the London Coliseum, is a creative and vibrant home for compelling, high quality theatrical productions created by imaginative stage directors and designers from across the arts, performed by leading British and international artists.

Rienzi

Rienzi

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2017

Over 100 works of the well-known Edition Eulenburg series of scores from orchestral and choral literature, chamber music and music theatre are now available in digital format. You can now enjoy the yellow study scores digitally with one click in excellent reproduction quality. ber 100 Werke der berhmten Edition Eulenburg Partiturreihe fr Orchester- und Chorliteratur, Kammermusik und Musiktheater sind nun auch in einer digitalen Aufbereitung erhltlich. In optisch hervorragender Darstellung kann man die gelben Studienpartituren mit einem Klick jetzt auch digital genieen.

Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2017

Over 100 works of the well-known Edition Eulenburg series of scores from orchestral and choral literature, chamber music and music theatre are now available in digital format. You can now enjoy the yellow study scores digitally with one click in excellent reproduction quality. ber 100 Werke der berhmten Edition Eulenburg Partiturreihe fr Orchester- und Chorliteratur, Kammermusik und Musiktheater sind nun auch in einer digitalen Aufbereitung erhltlich. In optisch hervorragender Darstellung kann man die gelben Studienpartituren mit einem Klick jetzt auch digital genieen.

Lohengrin

Lohengrin

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2017

Over 100 works of the well-known Edition Eulenburg series of scores from orchestral and choral literature, chamber music and music theatre are now available in digital format. You can now enjoy the yellow study scores digitally with one click in excellent reproduction quality. ber 100 Werke der berhmten Edition Eulenburg Partiturreihe fr Orchester- und Chorliteratur, Kammermusik und Musiktheater sind nun auch in einer digitalen Aufbereitung erhltlich. In optisch hervorragender Darstellung kann man die gelben Studienpartituren mit einem Klick jetzt auch digital genieen.

Mastersingers of Nuremberg

Mastersingers of Nuremberg

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2017

Over 100 works of the well-known Edition Eulenburg series of scores from orchestral and choral literature, chamber music and music theatre are now available in digital format. You can now enjoy the yellow study scores digitally with one click in excellent reproduction quality. ber 100 Werke der berhmten Edition Eulenburg Partiturreihe fr Orchester- und Chorliteratur, Kammermusik und Musiktheater sind nun auch in einer digitalen Aufbereitung erhltlich. In optisch hervorragender Darstellung kann man die gelben Studienpartituren mit einem Klick jetzt auch digital genieen.

Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2017

Over 100 works of the well-known Edition Eulenburg series of scores from orchestral and choral literature, chamber music and music theatre are now available in digital format. You can now enjoy the yellow study scores digitally with one click in excellent reproduction quality. ber 100 Werke der berhmten Edition Eulenburg Partiturreihe fr Orchester- und Chorliteratur, Kammermusik und Musiktheater sind nun auch in einer digitalen Aufbereitung erhltlich. In optisch hervorragender Darstellung kann man die gelben Studienpartituren mit einem Klick jetzt auch digital genieen.

Tannhauser

Tannhauser

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2017

Over 100 works of the well-known Edition Eulenburg series of scores from orchestral and choral literature, chamber music and music theatre are now available in digital format. You can now enjoy the yellow study scores digitally with one click in excellent reproduction quality. ber 100 Werke der berhmten Edition Eulenburg Partiturreihe fr Orchester- und Chorliteratur, Kammermusik und Musiktheater sind nun auch in einer digitalen Aufbereitung erhltlich. In optisch hervorragender Darstellung kann man die gelben Studienpartituren mit einem Klick jetzt auch digital genieen.

Siegfried-Idyll

Siegfried-Idyll

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2017

Over 100 works of the well-known Edition Eulenburg series of scores from orchestral and choral literature, chamber music and music theatre are now available in digital format. You can now enjoy the yellow study scores digitally with one click in excellent reproduction quality. ber 100 Werke der berhmten Edition Eulenburg Partiturreihe fr Orchester- und Chorliteratur, Kammermusik und Musiktheater sind nun auch in einer digitalen Aufbereitung erhltlich. In optisch hervorragender Darstellung kann man die gelben Studienpartituren mit einem Klick jetzt auch digital genieen.

Tristan and Isolda

Tristan and Isolda

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/10/2016

When Tristan is escorting the Irish princess to his King so he can marry her, Tristan falls in love with the wife to be and starts to meet secretly with the new queen to the anger of the King. When Tristan takes a deadly blow in a duel with the king, Isolda is called on to see if she can save her one true love.

Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg

Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2015

Bridal March Lohengrin Easy Piano Sheet Music

Bridal March Lohengrin Easy Piano Sheet Music

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2015

Wagner's Wedding March for Easy Piano A SilverTonalities Arrangement!Easy Note Style Sheet MusicLetter Names of Notes embedded in each Notehead!

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg is the only comedy among Richard Wagner's mature works. Unusually for Wagner, it is set in a historically specific time and place, sixteenthcentury Nuremberg, and tells of a song contest among the town's guildsmen. It nevertheless explores the same themes of renewal, renunciation and human love as Wagner's other great music dramas. The finely drawn humanity of its principal characters and the brilliance of its musical invention make it one of the most rewarding operas in the repertory. The guide contains articles on the complex historical and political background to the opera, a detailed examination of its musical structure and a survey of its sometimes contentious performance history. Further articles explore some of the work's roots in the poetry of Schiller and the vexed question of the extent to which Wagner's virulent anti-Semitism may be said to be present in the opera. The guide also includes the full libretto with English translation, sixteen pages of illustrations, a musical thematic guide, a discography, a bibliography and DVD and website guides.

Cambridge Library Collection - Music Letters to Wesendonck et al.

Cambridge Library Collection - Music Letters to Wesendonck et al.

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

William Ashton Ellis (1852-1919) abandoned his medical career in order to devote himself to his Wagner studies. Best known for his translations of Wagner's prose works, Ellis also translated Wagner's letters to family and friends. In this 1899 publication, most of the letters are those which Wagner wrote to the wealthy retired silk merchant Otto Wesendonck, who provided Wagner with generous financial support and whose wife, Mathilde, provided the words for the Wesendonck Lieder. Also included here are letters to the German writer Malwida von Meysenbug, who was also a friend of Nietzsche, and to the novelist Eliza Wille, at whose house in Zurich, a meeting place for the cognoscenti, Wagner was a regular guest. She later published her memories of the composer. Despite the stylistic idiosyncrasies of the translations, these letters remain of value because they capture something of the colour of Wagner's prose and personality.

Das Rheingold

Das Rheingold

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2014

"e;Das Rheingold"e; ist der 1. Teil (Vorabend) der Tetralogie "e;Der Ring des Nibelungen"e;. In diesem Musikdrama Wagners kommen noch keine menschlichen Gestalten auf die Buhne. Das Drama spielt sich unter Gottern, Riesen, Zwergen (den "e;Nibelungen"e;) und nixenahnlichen Wasserwesen ab. Dazu die "e;Urwala"e; Erda, eine ubernaturliche Seherin und Kunderin. "e;Das Rheingold"e; stellt zwar, wie jeder der drei folgenden Teile auch, ein Drama fur sich dar, aber es enthullt seinen ganzen Sinn nur als Einfuhrung in das Gesamtwerk. Wagner verwendet im "e;Ring des Nibelungen"e; eigene Sprachschopfungen, deren Hauptkennzeichen wirkungsvolle Alliterationen sind. Erstmals tauchen in diesem ersten Teil des "e;Rings"e; auch die "e;Erinnerungsmotive"e; auf (erst Hans von Wolzogen erfindet nach Wagners Tod den Ausdruck "e;Leitmotiv"e;, wie er uns heute gelaufig ist). Dieses Buch enthlt neben dem Textbuch einfhrende Kommentare von Kurt Pahlen. Er begleitet das musikalische und das uere wie innere dramatische Geschehen der Oper mit Hinweise zu kompositorischer Struktur und Sinnzusammenhang. Eine kurze Inhaltsangabe und ein Abriss der Entstehungsgeschichte stellen das Werk in einen Zusammenhang mit dem Gesamtschaffen des Komponisten und seiner Biographie und bieten eine umfassende, reich illustrierte Einfhrung.

Die Walkure

Die Walkure

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2014

Dieses Buch, eine umfassende Einfuhrung in Richard Wagners "e;Walkure"e;, den ersten Abend der Tetralogie "e;Der Ring des Nibelungen"e;, enthalt das vollstandige Textbuch mit zahlreichen Notenbeispielen. Kurt Pahlen kommentiert das Werk durch musikbezogene Hinweise sowie Erlauterungen zur inneren und aueren Handlung. Eine das Geschehen zusammenfassende Inhaltsangabe und ein Abriss der Entstehungsgeschichte stellen die "e;Walkure"e; in einen Zusammenhang mit dem Gesamtschaffen des Komponisten und seiner Biographie und bieten ausfuhrliche, reich illustrierte Informationen uber dieses Musikdrama.

Siegfried

Siegfried

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2014

"e;Siegfried"e; ist der Zweite Tag in Wagners Tetralogie "e;Der Ring des Nibelungen"e;, die Urauffuhrung fand 1876 im Rahmen der Eroffnungsfeierlichkeiten des Festspielhauses in Bayreuth statt. Im Gegensatz zu den anderen Teilen des Gesamtwerks ist "e;Siegfried"e; in seiner ganzen Stimmung lichter, heller gehalten. Wohl wird die Handlung des "e;Ring"e; entscheidend weitergefuhrt und endet mit der Liebe Siegfrieds zu Brunnhilde, aber die zutiefst tragischen Begebenheiten des Zyklus ereignen sich in den drei anderen Werken. Dieses Buch enthlt neben dem Textbuch einfhrende Kommentare von Kurt Pahlen. Er begleitet das musikalische und das uere wie innere dramatische Geschehen der Oper mit Hinweisen zu kompositorischer Struktur und Sinnzusammenhang. Eine kurze Inhaltsangabe und ein Abriss der Entstehungsgeschichte stellen das Werk in einen Zusammenhang mit dem Gesamtschaffen des Komponisten und seiner Biographie und bieten eine umfassende, reich illustrierte Einfhrung.

Gotterdammerung

Gotterdammerung

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2014

Mit der "e;Gotterdammerung"e;, dem Dritten Tag, schliet Wagner seinen "e;Ring des Nibelungen"e;, mit einem Vorabend und drei Tagen, alles abendfullende, sich uber Stunden hinziehende Auffuhrungen. Was in den vorhergehenden Teilen geschehen ist, wird hier zu Ende gefuhrt. Gemeinsam verbrennen Brunhilde und Siegfried "e;im reinigenden Feuer"e;; sie werden in einer hochsten Vereinigung erlost. Eine ganze Epoche treibt unweigerlich ihrem Ende entgegen: Die Menschenwelt und die Gotterwelt sind rettungslos korrumpiert, nur ein Neubeginn nach einem vollstandigen Zusammenbruch kann eine wahrhaft neue Welt herbeifuhren. Dieses Buch enthlt neben dem Textbuch einfhrende Kommentare von Kurt Pahlen. Er begleitet das musikalische und das uere wie innere dramatische Geschehen der Oper mit Hinweisen zu kompositorischer Struktur und Sinnzusammenhang. Eine kurze Inhaltsangabe und ein Abriss der Entstehungsgeschichte stellen das Werk in einen Zusammenhang mit dem Gesamtschaffen des Komponisten und seiner Biographie und bieten eine umfassende, reich illustrierte Einfhrung.

Cambridge Library Collection - Music Family Letters of Richard Wagner

Cambridge Library Collection - Music Family Letters of Richard Wagner

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2014

William Ashton Ellis (1852-1919) abandoned his medical career in order to devote himself to his Wagner studies. Best known for his translations of Wagner's prose works and of Carl Friedrich Glasenapp's multi-volume biography of the composer, Ellis published in 1911 this English translation of Wagner's Familienbriefe, spanning the years 1832-74. An inveterate letter writer, Wagner was the youngest-but-one of ten children and Ellis describes the character of these letters to his sisters, his mother, his brother-in-law and his nieces as a reflection of the composer in the 'driest and most neutral of lights', claiming that within the family it is impossible to be pretentious. An appendix by Glasenapp, giving brief biographical details of family members, is also included. Despite the stylistic idiosyncrasies of the translations, these letters remain of importance, capturing something of the tone of Wagner's prose style and shedding light on his extraordinary life.

Cambridge Library Collection - Music Richard Wagner's Letters to his Dresden Friends: Theodor Uhlig, Wilhelm Fischer, and Ferdinand Heine

Cambridge Library Collection - Music Richard Wagner's Letters to his Dresden Friends: Theodor Uhlig, Wilhelm Fischer, and Ferdinand Heine

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2014

Richard Wagner (1813-83) grew up in Dresden and served as Kapellmeister to King Frederick Augustus II of Saxony there from 1843 until he was forced to flee the country after the 1849 uprising. His operas Rienzi and Der fliegende Hollander received their first performances at the Dresden Court Theatre. During his time in the city, Wagner became firm friends with the composer and violinist Theodor Uhlig, the stage manager and chorus master Wilhelm Fischer, and the comedian and costume designer Ferdinand Heine. This collection of letters from the composer to his three great friends covers the period 1841-68. First published in 1888, the letters are reissued here in the 1890 English translation by the pianist and Beethoven scholar John South Shedlock (1843-1919). They offer an intimate and compelling insight into Wagner's personal and professional life and his forthright views on many contemporary musicians and public figures.

Cambridge Library Collection - Music Letters of Richard Wagner to Emil Heckel: With a Brief History of the Bayreuth Festivals

Cambridge Library Collection - Music Letters of Richard Wagner to Emil Heckel: With a Brief History of the Bayreuth Festivals

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2014

A great admirer of Richard Wagner, the music publisher Emil Heckel (1831-1908) founded the first Wagner Society in Mannheim in 1871. His purpose was to inspire others to help raise the necessary funds for the inaugural Bayreuth Festival. William Ashton Ellis (1852-1919) abandoned his medical career in order to devote himself to his Wagner studies. Best known for his translations of Wagner's prose works, he published in 1899 this English translation of Heckel's memoirs (originally edited by his son Karl), interwoven with letters from Wagner to Heckel, who is described by the composer as his 'energetic friend'. Notwithstanding the stylistic idiosyncrasies of the translation, the work provides a valuable first-hand account of the progress made towards establishing what would become one of the world's most prestigious music festivals. The letters span the years 1871 to 1883.

Richard to Minna Wagner 2 Volume Set Richard to Minna Wagner

Richard to Minna Wagner 2 Volume Set Richard to Minna Wagner

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

The German actress Minna Planer (1809-66) was Wagner's first wife. Though it lasted until her death, their marriage, never an easy one, was punctuated by long periods of separation, and during its early years Minna was the main breadwinner. William Ashton Ellis (1852-1919) abandoned his medical career to devote himself to his Wagner studies. Best known for his translations of Wagner's prose works, he published in 1909 this collection of letters from the composer, translated from the originals in Baron Hans von Wolzogen's Richard Wagner an Minna Wagner (1908). Concerned predominantly with domestic and business affairs, many of them complaining at Minna's lack of support, the letters offer an intriguing and intimate view of this larger-than-life composer. Spanning 1842-58, Volume 1 covers the couple's period in Dresden, Wagner's hurried departure after the 1849 uprising, and the years in Zurich culminating in the relationship with Mathilde Wesendonck.

Richard to Minna Wagner 2 Volume Set Richard to Minna Wagner

Richard to Minna Wagner 2 Volume Set Richard to Minna Wagner

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

The German actress Minna Planer (1809-66) was Wagner's first wife. Though it lasted until her death, their marriage, never an easy one, was punctuated by long periods of separation, and during its early years Minna was the main breadwinner. William Ashton Ellis (1852-1919) abandoned his medical career to devote himself to his Wagner studies. Best known for his translations of Wagner's prose works, he published in 1909 this collection of letters from the composer, translated from the originals in Baron Hans von Wolzogen's Richard Wagner an Minna Wagner (1908). Concerned predominantly with domestic and business affairs, many of them complaining at Minna's lack of support, the letters offer an intriguing and intimate view of this larger-than-life composer. Spanning the period 1858-63, Volume 2 covers their uneasy, brief reconciliation in Paris, Wagner's concerns over Minna's failing health, and her return to Dresden in 1862, which marked their final separation.

Cambridge Library Collection - Music Richard to Minna Wagner 2 Volume Set: Letters to his First Wife

Cambridge Library Collection - Music Richard to Minna Wagner 2 Volume Set: Letters to his First Wife

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 02/10/2014

The German actress Minna Planer (1809-66) was Wagner's first wife. Though it lasted until her death, their marriage, never an easy one, was punctuated by long periods of separation, and during its early years Minna was the main breadwinner. William Ashton Ellis (1852-1919) abandoned his medical career to devote himself to his Wagner studies. Best known for his translations of Wagner's prose works, he published in 1909 this collection of letters from the composer, translated from the originals in Baron Hans von Wolzogen's Richard Wagner an Minna Wagner (1908). Concerned predominantly with domestic and business affairs, many of them complaining at Minna's lack of support, the letters offer an intriguing and intimate view of this larger-than-life composer. Volume 1 covers the period 1842-58, during which the couple lived in Dresden and Zurich. Volume 2 spans the years 1858-63, during which the couple separated but did not divorce.

Parsifal

Parsifal

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

Nicht weniger als 37 Jahre - mehr als Wagners halbes Leben - vergehen vom ersten Gedanken an eine Oper "e;Parsifal"e; bis zu ihrer Urauffuhrung in Bayreuth im Jahre 1882 - es war Wagners letztes Buhnenwerk vor seinem Tode am 13. Februar 1883. Der Musikverlag Schott in Mainz erwirbt Parsifal fur 100.000 Mark, und die Tatsache, dass "e;Parsifal"e; als Repertoirestuck aller wichtigen Musiktheater der Welt aufgenommen wurde, gibt dem Verleger Recht. Alljahrlich, vor allem am Karfreitag, wird diese Oper gespielt, immer mit dem gleichen guten Publikumserfolg. Jeder Musikfreund wird Groe und Erhabenheit dieses Werkes von ungewohnlicher Bedeutung erleben. Dieses Buch enthlt neben dem Textbuch einfhrende Kommentare von Kurt Pahlen. Er begleitet das musikalische und das uere wie innere dramatische Geschehen der Oper mit Hinweisen zu kompositorischer Struktur und Sinnzusammenhang. Eine kurze Inhaltsangabe und ein Abriss der Entstehungsgeschichte stellen das Werk in einen Zusammenhang mit dem Gesamtschaffen des Komponisten und seiner Biographie und bieten eine umfassende, reich illustrierte Einfhrung.

Parsifal - Die beliebtesten Opern

Parsifal - Die beliebtesten Opern

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2014

Dieses eBook: "e;Parsifal - Die beliebtesten Opern"e; ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfaltig korrekturgelesen. Parsifal ist das letzte musikdramatische Werk von Richard Wagner. Wagner selbst bezeichnete das dreiaktige Stck als ein Bhnenweihfestspiel und verfgte, dass es ausschlielich im Bayreuther Festspielhaus aufgefhrt werden sollte. Zur Handlung: Auf einer Waldlichtung nahe der Gralsburg weckt Ritter Gurnemanz einige Knappen. Er fordert sie auf, zu beten und das Morgenbad des an einer nicht heilenden Wunde leidenden jungen Gralsknigs Amfortas vorzubereiten. Die Szene wird durch Lrm vom nahen See gestrt. Die Ritter haben einen Knaben gefangen, der mit Pfeil und Bogen einen heiligen Schwan gettet hat. Es ist Parsifal, der Sohn der Herzeleide und des vor seiner Geburt im Kampf gefallenen Ritters Gamuret. Der Knabe wuchs unter alleiniger Obhut seiner Mutter im Wald ohne jeglichen Kontakt zur Auenwelt auf. Er selbst kennt weder seinen Namen, noch wei er, woher er kommt und wer sein Vater ist. Doch Kundry kennt seine Geschichte und erzhlt vom Tod seiner Mutter. Gurnemanz hofft, in ihm den in der Vision des Amfortas angekndigten "e;reinen Toren"e; gefunden zu haben, und nimmt ihn mit zur Gralsburg, whrend Kundry in einen hypnotischen Schlaf fllt. Wilhelm Richard Wagner (1813-1883 in Venedig) war ein deutscher Komponist, Dramatiker, Dichter, Schriftsteller, Theaterregisseur und Dirigent. Mit seinen Musikdramen gilt er als einer der bedeutendsten Erneuerer der europischen Musik im 19. Jahrhundert. Er vernderte die Ausdrucksfhigkeit romantischer Musik und die theoretischen und praktischen Grundlagen der Oper, indem er dramatische Handlungen als Gesamtkunstwerk gestaltete und dazu die Libretti, Musik und Regieanweisungen schrieb. Seine Neuerungen in der Harmonik beeinflussten die Entwicklung der Musik bis in die Moderne.

Der Ring des Nibelungen

Der Ring des Nibelungen

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 09/06/2013

Der "e;Ring des Nibelungen"e;, dieser kuhne Zyklus von vier abendfullenden Musikdramen, beschaftigte den Textdichter und Komponisten von den ersten Planen bis zur Vollendung uber zwanzig Jahre lang. Neu an diesem Zyklus sind die Wortschopfungen und Alliterationen bzw. Stabreime und auch das kompositorische Verfahren der Leitmotivik. Dieses Buch enthlt das vollstndige Textbuch des Rings mit den Leitmotiven fr jedes der vier Werke. Zustzlich findet der Leser am Rand neben dem Text das jeweils erklingende bzw. die jeweils erklingenden Leitmotive sowie Angaben ber die Zeitdauer des Auftretens. So wird es mglich, auch ohne Studium der Partitur oder des Klavierauszugs jene Motive zu erfassen, die im Falle einer bereinanderschichtung nicht eindeutig bestimmbar sind.

Ausgewahlte Schriften und Briefe

Ausgewahlte Schriften und Briefe

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2013

Vor dem Komponieren stand fur Richard Wagner die Arbeit mit und an dem Wort. Seine kunstlerische Selbstsuche und Selbstuberzeugung lasst sich nirgends besser besichtigen als in seinen Schriften und Briefen. Denn groe und bis heute faszinierende Ideen Wagners - seine Opernreform und die Bayreuther Festspiele - nehmen hier ihren Ausgangspunkt. Diese Auswahl ist eine Einladung, dem weltberuhmten Komponisten beim Denken uber die Schulter zu schauen.Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk.Mit einem Nachwort des Herausgebers.

Opera y drama

Opera y drama

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2013

Tras los acontecimientos revolucionarios que tuvieron lugar en Dresde en la primavera de 1849, Wagner se vio forzado a exiliarse en Zurich. En esta ciudad suiza, entre los meses de octubre de 1850 y enero de 1851 , llevo a cabo la redaccion de la que esta considerada como la obra clave de su pensamiento teorico-musical: Opera y drama. A lo largo de las tres partes en que se articula, el genial alemn lleva a cabo una sopesada exposicin de las ideas que, a su juicio, deban sostener cualquier creacin operstica que realmente se considerase tal: la unin ntima de texto y meloda; el problema de las arias como elementos de distorsin de la unidad del discurso musical; la importancia de los motivos musicales a la hora de dotar de coherencia y sentido pleno a la obra... Testimonio de la importancia que conceda Wagner a este texto, en el que no escatima ataques a la produccin contempornea, encarnada especialmente en la figura de Meyerbeer, son las palabras con las que, tras concluirlo, se lo present a Theodor Uhlig: "e;Aqu tienes mi testamento, ahora puedo morir"e;. Obra fundamental para entender en su justa medida el significado y la transcendencia del drama musical de Richard Wagner en la historia de la cultura universal, la presente edicin recupera la excepcional traduccin anotada que realiz en el ao 1995 el eximio wagneriano ngel Mayo, hito indiscutible e insuperado de los estudios sobre el compositor alemn en lengua castellana.

Wer als Meister ward geboren...

Wer als Meister ward geboren...

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2013

Richard Wagners Einfluss auf die europaische Kulturgeschichte ist unschatzbar, sein muskalisches Genie uber jeden Zweifel erhaben. Und doch polarisiert Wagner als Denker wie als Kunstler bis heute. Wer sich fur den Menschen hinter dem unsterblichen Werk interessiert, kommt an der Lekture der vorliegenden Auswahl seiner Briefe nicht vorbei. Wagner zeigt sich darin als leidenschaftlicher Liebhaber und sorgender Ehemann, Egomane und reflektierter Kritiker, als problematischer politischer Denker und einflussreicher Kunstphilosoph.

Der fliegende Hollander

Der fliegende Hollander

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Dies ist das Libretto zur Oper Der fliegende Hollander. Genieen Sie zum Klang Ihrer Lieblingsoper die Original-Texte auf Ihrem Bildschirm. Einzelne Akte und, falls mehrsprachig, Sprachen lassen sich uber das Inhaltsverzeichnis auswahlen.

Tannhauser

Tannhauser

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Dies ist das Libretto zur Oper Tannhauser. Genieen Sie zum Klang Ihrer Lieblingsoper die Original-Texte auf Ihrem Bildschirm. Einzelne Akte und, falls mehrsprachig, Sprachen lassen sich uber das Inhaltsverzeichnis auswahlen.

Lohengrin

Lohengrin

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Dies ist das Libretto zur Oper Lohengrin. Genieen Sie zum Klang Ihrer Lieblingsoper die Original-Texte auf Ihrem Bildschirm. Einzelne Akte und, falls mehrsprachig, Sprachen lassen sich uber das Inhaltsverzeichnis auswahlen.

Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Dies ist das Libretto zur Oper Tristan und Isolde. Genieen Sie zum Klang Ihrer Lieblingsoper die Original-Texte auf Ihrem Bildschirm. Einzelne Akte und, falls mehrsprachig, Sprachen lassen sich uber das Inhaltsverzeichnis auswahlen.

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Dies ist das Libretto zur Oper Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg. Genieen Sie zum Klang Ihrer Lieblingsoper die Original-Texte auf Ihrem Bildschirm. Einzelne Akte und, falls mehrsprachig, Sprachen lassen sich uber das Inhaltsverzeichnis auswahlen.

Rheingold

Rheingold

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Dies ist das Libretto zur Oper Rheingold. Genieen Sie zum Klang Ihrer Lieblingsoper die Original-Texte auf Ihrem Bildschirm. Einzelne Akte und, falls mehrsprachig, Sprachen lassen sich uber das Inhaltsverzeichnis auswahlen.

Die Walkure

Die Walkure

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Dies ist das Libretto zur Oper Die Walkure. Genieen Sie zum Klang Ihrer Lieblingsoper die Original-Texte auf Ihrem Bildschirm. Einzelne Akte und, falls mehrsprachig, Sprachen lassen sich uber das Inhaltsverzeichnis auswahlen.

Siegfried

Siegfried

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Dies ist das Libretto zur Oper Siegfried. Genieen Sie zum Klang Ihrer Lieblingsoper die Original-Texte auf Ihrem Bildschirm. Einzelne Akte und, falls mehrsprachig, Sprachen lassen sich uber das Inhaltsverzeichnis auswahlen.

Gotterdammerung

Gotterdammerung

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Dies ist das Libretto zur Oper Gotterdammerung. Genieen Sie zum Klang Ihrer Lieblingsoper die Original-Texte auf Ihrem Bildschirm. Einzelne Akte und, falls mehrsprachig, Sprachen lassen sich uber das Inhaltsverzeichnis auswahlen.

Parsifal

Parsifal

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Dies ist das Libretto zur Oper Parsifal. Genieen Sie zum Klang Ihrer Lieblingsoper die Original-Texte auf Ihrem Bildschirm. Einzelne Akte und, falls mehrsprachig, Sprachen lassen sich uber das Inhaltsverzeichnis auswahlen.

Meine Schriften

Meine Schriften

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Dieser Band enthalt wichtige Schriften des groen Bayreuther Komponisten. Inhalt:VorwortErste AbteilungAutobiographische SkizzeEine Mittheilung an meine FreundeDas Bhnenweihfestspiel in Bayreuth 1882Zweite AbteilungEine Pilgerfahrt zu BeethovenEin glcklicher AbendWieland der Schmiedt, als Drama entworfen. Dritte AbteilungBericht ber die Auffhrung der neunten Symphonie von Beethoven im Jahre 1846 in Dresden (aus meinen Lebenserinnerungen ausgezogen)ber die "e;Goethestiftung"e;. Offenes Schreiben an Herrn Ernst von Weber

Mein Leben

Mein Leben

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2012

Wagners Autobiografie Mein Leben, die zu seinen Lebzeiten nur im Privatdruck in etwa 25 Exemplaren fur enge Freunde erschien, gilt als kulturhistorisches Dokument des 19. Jahrhunderts.

Der fliegender Hollander

Der fliegender Hollander

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2012

Der fliegender Hollander is the first of Wagner's operas considered to be representative of his mature style. Originally taken from a story by the poet Heinrich Heine, it embodies one of the major themes that recur throughout Wagner's work, that of a central character seeking redemption through a loving woman. Wagner here extended and enriched his musical and dramaturgical language to produce an opera of extraordinary power.

Secrecy, Sophistry and Gay Sex In The Catholic Church

Secrecy, Sophistry and Gay Sex In The Catholic Church

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2011

Siegfried

Siegfried

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Die Walkure/The Valkyrie

Die Walkure/The Valkyrie

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Gotterdammerung/Twilight of Gods

Gotterdammerung/Twilight of Gods

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Lohengrin

Lohengrin

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Das Rhinegold/The Rhine Gold

Das Rhinegold/The Rhine Gold

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Tannhauser

Tannhauser

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Levittown

Levittown

Author: Richard Wagner, Amy Duckett Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2010

In 1951, Levittown was created in Bucks County outside of Philadelphia by builder pioneers Levitt and Sons. Dubbed the largest and ,most perfectly planned, community in America, it featured single-family homes, schools, churches, shopping centers, and swimming pools. A symbol of the ,American Dream,, Levittown defined the phenomenon of post,World War II suburban developments, which for the first time gave working- and middle-class families the option of affordable, detached houses outside congested urban neighborhoods. Levittown was a melting pot, attracting people from cities, rural areas, and all walks of life, including many World War II veterans with young families. Houses came fully equipped with appliances and landscaping and started at $9,000. Levittown,s superb collection of history and photographs illustrates the birth and growth of this unique area, explores the community that resulted, and features residents, personal memories of the golden years.

Cambridge Library Collection - Music Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt 2 Volume Paperback Set: Translated into English, with a Preface

Cambridge Library Collection - Music Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt 2 Volume Paperback Set: Translated into English, with a Preface

Author: Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 24/09/2009

Francis Hueffer (1845-89) was born and studied music in Germany, but moved to London in 1869 to pursue a career as a critic and writer on music. He edited the series 'The Great Musicians' for Novello and Co., was music critic of The Times, wrote libretti for some now-forgotten operas, and was an early advocate and interpreter to the British of Wagner. As well as writing Wagner in his own 'Great Musicians' series (1881), and Richard Wagner and the Music of the Future (1874), he translated the correspondence of Wagner and Liszt. This fascinating two-volume selection, published in 1888, covers the period 1841-61. Hueffer signals in his preface the importance to Wagner of the encouragement of Liszt - an established performer when Wagner was barely known and widely ridiculed, a musical mentor, an enthusiastic critic and eventually a father-in-law.

Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt 2 Volume Paperback Set Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt 1841-1853

Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt 2 Volume Paperback Set Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt 1841-1853

Author: Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2009

Francis Hueffer (1845-89) was born and studied music in Germany, but moved to London in 1869 to pursue a career as a critic and writer on music. He edited the series 'The Great Musicians' for Novello and Co., was music critic of The Times, wrote libretti for some now-forgotten operas, and was an early advocate and interpreter to the British of Wagner. As well as writing Wagner in his own 'Great Musicians' series (1881), and Richard Wagner and the Music of the Future (1874), he translated the correspondence of Wagner and Liszt. This fascinating two-volume selection, published in 1888, covers the period 1841-61. Hueffer signals in his preface the importance to Wagner of the encouragement of Liszt - an established performer when Wagner was barely known and widely ridiculed, a musical mentor, an enthusiastic critic and eventually a father-in-law.

Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt 2 Volume Paperback Set Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt 1841-1853

Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt 2 Volume Paperback Set Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt 1841-1853

Author: Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2009

Francis Hueffer (1845-89) was born and studied music in Germany, but moved to London in 1869 to pursue a career as a critic and writer on music. He edited the series 'The Great Musicians' for Novello and Co., was music critic of The Times, wrote libretti for some now-forgotten operas, and was an early advocate and interpreter to the British of Wagner. As well as writing Wagner in his own 'Great Musicians' series (1881), and Richard Wagner and the Music of the Future (1874), he translated the correspondence of Wagner and Liszt. This fascinating two-volume selection, published in 1888, covers the period 1841-61. Hueffer signals in his preface the importance to Wagner of the encouragement of Liszt - an established performer when Wagner was barely known and widely ridiculed, a musical mentor, an enthusiastic critic and eventually a father-in-law.

Beethoven

Beethoven

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) is one of the most famous and influential classical musicians of all time. He was particularly instrumental in the transition from the Classic to the Romantic. He was born in Germany but lived from his early twenties in Vienna. There he studied under Haydn and became recognized for his prodigious talents. Though Beethoven declined into deafness from his twenties, he continued to compose, perform and conduct, even after he had lost all hearing.

Beethoven

Beethoven

Author: Richard Wagner Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) is one of the most famous and influential classical musicians of all time. He was particularly instrumental in the transition from the Classic to the Romantic. He was born in Germany but lived from his early twenties in Vienna. There he studied under Haydn and became recognized for his prodigious talents. Though Beethoven declined into deafness from his twenties, he continued to compose, perform and conduct, even after he had lost all hearing.

On Conducting

On Conducting

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2008

My Life - Volume 2

My Life - Volume 2

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

My Life - Volume 2

My Life - Volume 2

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2008

The Book of Revelation For Dummies

The Book of Revelation For Dummies

Author: Richard Wagner, Larry R. Helyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2008

Are you baffled by the Book of Revelation? Understand the purpose, key themes, and symbolism of the most fascinating book in the Bible with The Book of Revelation For Dummies , an easy-to-understand guide that will help you grasp the enduring messages of Revelation and apply them to your life. You will understand what Revelation says about the past, present, and future, and how it relates to the rest of the Bible. You will learn how this mysterious book of the Bible fits into a historical context. You'll discover all kinds of interesting facts about the apostle John and learn about the details of his world. You will be able to choose a perspective for interpreting this book of the Bible and decipher the many haunting symbols. There is no need to read this reference guide from cover to cover; simply browse the table of contents or flip through the pages to find the answers and assistance that you need. Discover how to: Interpret the prophecy of the Revelation Place it in historical context Understand how it relates to other books in the Bible Unravel the details of the apostle John's life and world Choose a perspective for understanding See the grander scheme of things Complete with lists of the ten most commonly asked questions about end times and the ten rules of thumb for interpreting scripture, The Book of Revelation For Dummies will help you understand and decode one of the most perplexing books in the Bible!

Richard Wagner's Prose Works

Richard Wagner's Prose Works

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2007

My Life (Complete)

My Life (Complete)

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2007

Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt (Vols 1 & 2)

Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt (Vols 1 & 2)

Author: Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2006

On Conducting (Ueber Das Dirigiren)

On Conducting (Ueber Das Dirigiren)

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2006

My Life (Complete)

My Life (Complete)

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2006

My Life Vol. I

My Life Vol. I

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2005

Christianity For Dummies

Christianity For Dummies

Author: Richard Wagner, Kurt Warner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2004

Get to know the beliefs and practices inspired by Jesus Christ. Discover what it means to be a Christian and follow the gospel. Curious about Christianity? This friendly guide helps you understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith, exploring the common ground that all Christians share, the differences among the major branches, the key events in Christian history, the key theological issues, and the many ways Christians live out their faith in today's world. This work features the Dummies Way Explanations in plain English, Get in, get out information Icons, and other navigational aids such as Tear-out cheat sheet and Top Ten lists, along with a dash of humor and fun. You can discover how to: express the core essentials of Christianity; appreciate the life and teachings of Jesus; understand why the Bible is central to the faith; respect the unique roles of the Trinity; and, explore controversial issues among the branches.

My Life (Volume II)

My Life (Volume II)

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2003

My Life (Volume I)

My Life (Volume I)

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2003

XML All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

XML All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author: Richard Wagner, Richard Mansfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2003

The complete solution! This revolution in product design incorporates 6 books in 1 straightforward desk reference. Provides in depth coverage of the many features and specifications of XML, the data interchange standard of choice. XML All in One For Dummies is a true desk reference designed to guide readers through the features and specifications of the leading edge XML dialects and help them develop their own custom Web applications all under one cover. Covers XML basics, using DTD's with XML, XML namespaces, XML schemas, styling XML documents, XML's linking languages, XML tools, using XML in the real world, and more. The first two editions of XML For Dummies have sold more than 85,000 units. According to Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer XML will become the universal medium by which Web sites and users of Web sites communicate. Written by NIIT a global training, IT consulting and software development organization. NIIT trains over 150,000 individuals each year in Information Technology areas. The For Dummies series a repeat winner, now with more than 100 million books in print.

Christian Prayer For Dummies

Christian Prayer For Dummies

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2002

Advice and examples help you find your own prayer style Discover how prayer works and why you need it now more than ever Do you want to pray, but you're not sure how? This friendly guide explains the different kinds of prayer - revealing how and why to pray and how to discern God's answers. You'll see how to overcome hindrances, how to use a journal, and how to pray on your own. Discover what Thy will be done means and how to approach prayers that seemingly haven't been answered. The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English Get in, get out information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

XSLT For Dummies

XSLT For Dummies

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2002

Restructuring information in an XML document so that it works in other formats used to be a time - consuming ordeal involving lots of blood, sweat, and tears. Now XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) makes the process nearly instantaneous. Just provide an example of the kind of information you'd like to see, and XSLT does the rest. With XSLT you can effortlessly transform XML documents into virtually any kind of output, including other XML documents and HTML pages. But mastering XSLT can be tricky, especially if you've never worked with XML or HTML; and most books on the subject are written for people who have. Here comes XSLT For Dummies to the rescue! XSLT For Dummies is your ticket to quickly mastering XSLT no matter what your prior programming experience. Writing in easygoing, plain English, XML pro Richard Wagner provides expert advice, step-by-step guidance, and tons of crystal-clear examples to help you harness the power of XSLT to transform documents. In no time you'll: understand how XSLT works with XSL and XPath; experiment with templates, stylesheets, and expressions; perform HTML transformations; master XPath data types and functions; combine XSLT stylesheets; and explore cool XSLT programming tricks. XSLT For Dummies works from the ground up, starting with a practical introduction of the X-Team XML, XSL, XSLT, and X-Path and instructions on how to write a XSLT stylesheet. From there it quickly moves onward and upward through the whole range of important XSLT topics, including: transforming with stylesheets, understanding and using template rules, using XPath to locate nodes in XML documents, combining XSLT stylesheets and adding processing instructions, and debugging XSLT transformations. Ten XSLT processors are available online. It doesn't matter whether you're a babe in the woods who can't tell a tag from an element, or you're an old pro at creating XML documents, XSLT For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to explore and take full advantage of Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations.

Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung A Companion

Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung A Companion

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2000

This is the first literal, word-for-word translation of Wagner's epic masterwork with the full German text. Stewart Spencer's version is at once reliable and readable, adhering closely to the original verse form and to Wagner's poetic intentions. The German text is given in parallel, and Spencer also contributes illuminating footnote and an introductory essay. Other specially commissioned essays discuss the Cycle's musical structure, its philosophical implications, its medieval sources and Wagner's own changing attitude to its meaning. An appendix of Wagner's rejected versions, copious notes on the translation, a glossary of the names of characters in the Ring, an extensive bibliography and reviews of CD- and video-recordings conclude the volume.

Wagner: Parsifal - Vocal Score

Wagner: Parsifal - Vocal Score

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/1998

Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin

Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Sheet music Release Date: 02/10/1997

Suitable for mixed chorus with piano or orchestra.

Ring of the Nibelung

Ring of the Nibelung

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/1997

Richard Wagner's vast Der Ring des Nibelungen cycle comprises four full-length operas ( Das Rheingold , Die Walkure , Siegfried and Gotterdammerung ) and is arguably the most extraordinary achievement in the history of opera. His own libretto to the operas is an intricate system of metric patterns, imaginative metaphors and alliteration, combining to produce the music in text. This boxed set provides a line-by-line translation of the four opera librettos, a running commentary on the action and signals as to when each leitmotif appears. Each leitmotif is a musical theme or motif which denotes a character, emotion, object or event, and these musical themes were used by Wagner as a unifying force within his dramas. The listener following the opera with the libretto is able to pinpoint the various themes (in the Ring cycle there are 81 leitmotifs) and so increase understanding of the drama. Sabor's translation seeks to preserve the original metre and elucidate the complexities of Wagner's intricate libretto. The volumes are supplemented with scene-by-scene synopses, short discussions of each leitmotif, a discography, videography and bibliography. The companion volume offers essays on the meaning of the Ring, on Wagner's turbulent and fascinating life, his varied literary sources from the world of myth, the genesis of the cycle and its performance history over the last 120 years.

Jesus of Nazareth and Other Writings

Jesus of Nazareth and Other Writings

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1995

Near the end of his life, Richard Wagner supervised the publication of his collected writings, providing an extensive view of his thoughts about art and politics from his youth to his final period of triumph. After his death, there was still more to be told: his admirers discovered a large number of writings he had forgotten, misplaced, never published, or had chosen to omit from his collected works. This volume, the last of eight volumes now reprinted by the University of Nebraska Press, collects the most illuminating of those works. The title work, Jesus of Nazareth, was written in 1848 or 1849; its composition coincided with the most widespread revolutionary ferment seen in Europe. It expresses Wagner's own revolutionary ideals, thoroughly justified (or so he thought) by Jesus and the early Church. At the time Wagner considered Jesus as a revolutionary leader whose struggles with authority and traditions were much like his own. The opening work is Siegfried's Death, a poem written in 1848 that set the tone for his most famous operatic work, the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen. Whole sections of the poem were later incorporated into the fourth Ring opera, Gotterdammerung, but the differences are as revealing as the carryover. The essays that Wagner published in journals but saw fit to exclude from his Gesammelte Schriften might have embarrassed the elderly sage but are key documents to Wagner's activities in his revolutionary period. For example, his ardently prorevolutionary essay, The Revolution, would have displeased the wealthy patrons of his later years. This edition includes the full text of volume 8 of the translation of Wagner's works published in 1899 for the London Wagner Society.

Judaism in Music and Other Essays

Judaism in Music and Other Essays

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1995

Musical genius, polemicist, explosive personality-that was the nineteenth-century German composer Richard Wagner, who paid as much attention to his reputation as to his genius. Often maddening, and sometimes called mad, Wagner wrote with the same intensity that characterized his music. The letters and essays collected in Judaism in Music and Other Essays were published during the 1850s and 1860s, the period when he was chiefly occupied with the creation of The Ring of the Nibelung. Highlighting this collection is the notorious 1850 article Judaism in Music, which caused such a firestorm that nearly twenty years later Wagner published an unapologetic appendix. Other prose pieces include On the Performing of Tannhauser, written while he was in political exile; On Musical Criticism, an appeal for a more vital approach to art undivorced from life; and Music of the Future. This volume concludes with letters to friends about the intent and performance of his great operas; estimations of Liszt, Beethoven, Mozart, Gluck, Berlioz, and others; and suggestions for the reform of opera houses in Vienna, Paris, and Zurich. The Bison Book edition includes the full text of volume 3 of William Ashton Ellis's 1894 translation commissioned by the London Wagner Society.

Pilgrimage to Beethoven and Other Essays

Pilgrimage to Beethoven and Other Essays

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1994

Saint Beethoven!. . . . He was clad in somewhat untidy houseclothes, with a red woolen scarf wrapped round his waist; long, bushy grey hair hung in disorder from his head, and his gloomy, forbidding expression by no means tended to reassure. . . . When Wagner published the first collection of his writings he was pleased to admit how well he wrote, even when young. Historians and musicians ever since have agreed that some of his most important and revelatory works were written when he was first establishing his reputation in Paris and Dresden. Pilgrimage to Beethoven and Other Essays provides translations of the first two volumes of his Gesammelte Schriften (1871-1873). These works reveal how committed he was to emphasizing Germanic qualities in his music and define his opposition to the music of France and Italy. In addition to his influential essay on Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, this volume includes two early essays on Germanic myth- The Wibelungen and The Nibelungen-Myth -his homages to Carl Maria von Weber, and the complete text of his autobiographical A German Musician in Paris, with its famous Pilgrimage to Beethoven. The volume concludes with his Plan of Organisation of a German National Theatre (1849), founded upon Beethoven's moral music. Listeners inspired by Beethoven's music have been more active and energetic citizens-of-State than those bewitched by Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. Throughout these essays, as throughout his life, Wagner knew how to provoke. This edition includes the complete volume 7 of the 1898 translation commissioned by the London Wagner Society.

Religion and Art

Religion and Art

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1994

One might say that where Religion becomes artificial, it is reserved for Art to save the spirit of religion. With these words Richard Wagner began Religion and Art (1880), one of his most passionate essays. That passion made Wagner himself a central icon in the growing cult of art. Wagner felt that he lived in an age of spiritual crisis. It can but rouse our apprehension, to see the progress of the art-of-war departing from the springs of moral force, and turning more and more to the mechanical, he wrote. In response to the frightening progress of dynamite and steel, Wagner adopted the role of the Tone Poet Seer, who reveals the inexpressible in concert halls and cleanses souls in waves of symhonic revelation. Religion and Art is the pivot of the works collected here. Also included are his defining essays Public and Popularity and The Public in Time and Space ; his papers relating to the creation of the Bayreuth School; his complaint against publishers, On Poetry and Composition (1879); his article on the first production of Parsifal (1882); and other works that speak his mind about strengthening the spirit through music. These works participated in the duel between Wagner and Nietzsche that ensued after the breakup of their friendship in 1878. Nietzsche publicly called Wagner an incurable romantic, emphasizing how sick he thought both Wagner and his art were. Here Wagner counterattacks with arch innuendo and sarcasm. This edition includes the complete volume 6 of the 1897 translation of Wagner's works commissioned by the London Wagner Society.

The Art-Work of the Future and Other Works

The Art-Work of the Future and Other Works

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1993

Poor, frustrated, and angered by the fashion-mongers and mode-purveyors of art, Richard Wagner published The Art-Work of the Future in 1849. It marked a turning point in his life: an appraisal of the revolutionary passions of mid-century Europe, his farewell to symphonic music, and his vision of the music to come. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was unsurpassable, he wrote. Henceforth The Folk must of necessity be the Artist of the Future, and only artists who were in harmony with the Folk could know what harmony was for. The essay became a touchstone for Wagner, his family, friends, and followers, as he sought to produce works that thoroughly combined music, dance, drama, and national saga. In addition to Wagner's epoch-defining essay, this volume includes his Autobiographical Sketch, Art and Climate ; his libretto for an opera, Wieland the Smith ; and his notorious Art and Revolution. The concluding piece, A Communication to My Friends (1851), explains his views on his first successes-The Flying Dutchman, Lohengrin, and Tannhauser-and defines his agenda for later works. As spokesman for the future, Wagner spoke most of himself. In these works he set forth his ambitions, identified his enemies, and began a campaign for public attention that made him a legend in his own time and in ours.

Richard Wagner: My Life

Richard Wagner: My Life

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/1987

This reprint is of the first English paperback edition of Richard Wagner's autobiography. This is a primary document of enormous importance for all Wagner enthusiasts, being virtually the sole source of information of the composer's childhood and youth. Written for Wagner's second wife, Cosima, and his patron, King Ludwig II, the autobiography runs from the composer's birth up to the eve of his fifty-first birthday in 1864. Given the intended readership and the circumstances of its composition it is hardly surprising that Wagner should either omit or distort facts from time to time: he does not linger over previous affairs, he portrays his relationship with his first wife, Minna, as a good deal more distant than it really was and he plays down his involvement in the Dresden uprising of 1849. Despite all this, the book presents a panoramic view of Wagner's times and contemporaries and offers a unique perspective on the operas themselves. This translation is of the complete edition published in Munich in 1963 and based on the manuscript in the Wagner Archives in Bayreuth. Wagner's slips of memory are noted, as are references to obscure names and events.

Prelude and Transfiguration from Tristan and Isolde

Prelude and Transfiguration from Tristan and Isolde

Author: Richard Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/1985

Music examples and charts illustrate the analyses, and each essay is fully annotated by the editor. in some cases, the results of the original research by the editor or by others working in the field are published here for the first time. Much of the material has never before appeared in English. A score embodying the best available musical text. Historical background-what is known of the circumstances surrounding the origin of the work, including (where relevant) original source material. A detailed analysis of the music, by the editor of the volume or another well-known scholar. Other significant analytic essays and critical comments, exposing the student to a variety of opinions about the music.