Verdi and/or Wagner

ISBN: 9780500290859 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2013 Autor: Peter Conrad Editură: Thames & Hudson Ltd Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 384 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, the two greatest operatic composers of their time, had everything and nothing in common. Their achievements were comparable, but their personalities, their approaches to music and drama, and their complex legacies made them incompatible. Verdi thought of art as a comfort to mankind; it pleased Wagner to believe that the nervous intensity of his operas might drive listeners mad.

Is it impossible as Peter Conrad asks in this book, the first to investigate their affinities and explain their mutual mistrust to love them both? These equally matched Titans offer us a choice between two kinds of art, two ways of life, two opposed philosophies of existence. During their lifetimes Verdi and Wagner helped to define the identity of their emerging nations; their music still dramatizes the light and dark sides of every human beings character and consciousness.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Peter Conrad
Data Publicarii
2013
Editura
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Inaltime
23
Latime
17
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
384
Subtitlu
Two Men, Two Worlds, Two Centuries
Isbn 13
9780500290859
Cod
9780500290859
Istoric preț pentru: Verdi and/or Wagner

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