Bacht, Nikolaus: Music, Theatre & Politics in Germany (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754655213

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Subtitle: 1848 to the Third Reich

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Contents: Introduction. Part 1 The New German School: Weber's ghost: Euryanthe, Genoveva, Lohengrin, Laura Tunbridge; Wagner amongst the Hegelians, Nicholas Walker. Part 2 Wagnerian Politics: Magnificent obsession: Tristan und Isolde as the object of musical analysis, Thomas Grey; From critical tool to political metaphor: thoughts on the writings of Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Roger Allen; A question of identity: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in Weimar Germany, Áine Sheil. Part 3 The Politics of Reception: Schütz's Dafne and the German operatic imagination, Bettina Varwig; Deception on stage: Don Carlos di Vargas and Franz Werfel's politics of operatic translation, Gundula Kreuzer; Bruckner in the theatre: on the politics of 'absolute' music in performance, Nicholas Attfield. Part 4 An Excursus on Vienna: 'Wer weiss, Vater, ob das nicht Engel sind?' Reflections on the pre-Fascist discourse of degeneracy in Schreker's Die Gezeichneten, Peter Franklin; 'The republic of the mind': politics, the arts and ideas in Schoenberg's post-war projects, Jennifer Shaw; Berg's operas and the politics of subjectivity, Julian Johnson. Part 5 Interwar Germany: 'Stadtluft macht frei': urban consciousness in Weimar opera, Peter Tregear; Magic boxes and Volksempfänger: music on the radio in Weimar Germany, Alexander Rehding; Socialism and the 'free development of art': Karl Amadeus Hartmann's Opera Simplicius Simplicissimus, Egon Voss. Bibliography; index.