Overtones, a Book of Temperaments: Richard Strauss, Parsifal, Verdi, Balzac, Flaubert, Nietzsche, and Turgenieff

Overtones, a Book of Temperaments: Richard Strauss, Parsifal, Verdi, Balzac, Flaubert, Nietzsche, and Turgenieff

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Overtones, a Book of Temperaments: Richard Strauss, Parsifal, Verdi, Balzac, Flaubert, Nietzsche, and Turgenieff

Overtones, a Book of Temperaments: Richard Strauss, Parsifal, Verdi, Balzac, Flaubert, Nietzsche, and Turgenieff

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CONTENTS

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I. RICHARD STRAUSS1

II. PARSIFAL -- A MYSTIC MELODRAMA64

The Book73

The Music91

III. NIETZSCHE THE RHAPSODIST109

IV. LITERARY MEN WHO LOVED MUSIC142

The Musical Taste of Turgénieff142

Balzac as Music Critic161

Alphonse Daudet179

George Moore188

Evelyn Innes188

Sister Teresa199

V. ANARCHS OF ART214

VI. THE BEETHOVEN OF FRENCH PROSE228

Flaubert and his Art228

The Two Salammbôs244

VII. VERDI AND BOÏTO236

Boïto's Mefistofele272

VIII. THE ETERNAL FEMININE277

IX. AFTER WAGNER -- WHAT?307

The Caprice of the Musical Cat307

Wagner and the French321

Isolde and Tristan327

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