Richard Wagner and Festival Theatre

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Telramund's despair and then with Elsa's ecstatic contemplation of union with Lohengrin, which Ortrud will help to destroy, clearly anticipates the mature music drama that Wagner would embark upon during the 1850s.


NOTES
1
Oswald Georg Bauer, The Stage Designs and Productions from the Premidres to the Present, trans. Peter Loeffler ( Basel: Birkhäuser, 1982), 50 (henceforward, BaRW).
2
Ernest Newman, The Life of Richard Wagner 4 vols. ( New York: Knopf, 1933 1946), I: 369 (henceforward NLRW).
3
Devrient, Geschichte, II, 186-197.
4
E. T.A. Hoffmann, Seltsame Leiden eines Theater-Direktors, ed. Hans-Joachim Kruse ( Berlin: Aufbau, 1977), 357-473.
5
Oscar Fambach, Das Repertorium des Stadttheaters zu Leipzig, 1817-1828 ( Bonn: Bouvier, 1980).
6
Robert Prölss, Geschichte des Hoftheaters zu Dresden ( Dresden: Baensch, 1878), 616-648.
7
Richard Wagner's Briefe an Theodor Uhlig, Wilhelm Fischer, Ferdinand Heine ( Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1888).
8
Csampai and Holland, eds., Der fliegende Holländer, 112-115.
9
Paul Bekker, Richard Wagner: His Life in His Work, trans. M. M. Bozeman ( Freeport: Books Libraries, 1931), 143 (henceforward BeRW).
10
Hector Berlioz, The Memoirs, trans. David Cairns ( London: Panther, 1970), 369.
11
Letters of Richard Wagner: The Burrell Collection, ed. John N. Burk ( New York: Macmillan, 1950), 136.
12
Carl Dahlhaus, Richard Wagner's Music Dramas, trans. Mary Whittall ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980), 27-34.
13
Attila Csampai and Dietmar Holland, eds., Tannhauser: Texte, Materialien, Kommentare ( Hamburg: Ricordi, 1986), 121.
14
Wagner-Liszt Briefwechsel, I, 75 ( WLB).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • Chapter 1 - The Fiery Conformist 1
  • Notes 17
  • Chapter 2 Bohemian in Paris 19
  • Notes 29
  • Chapter 3 - Kapellmeister in Dresden 31
  • Notes 52
  • Chapter 4 - Revolutionary in Exile 53
  • Notes 75
  • Chapter 5 - Romantic in Exile 77
  • Notes 90
  • Chapter 6 - The King's Friend 91
  • Notes 109
  • Chapter 7 - The Master of Bayreuth 111
  • Notes 131
  • Chapter 8 - The Dying Magus 133
  • Notes 145
  • Chapter 9 - Wagner's Theatrical Legacy 147
  • Notes 161
  • Chronology of Wagner's Life 163
  • Further Reading 171
  • Index 177
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