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Titel: Siegfried Idyll and Faust Overture in Full ...
Verlag: Dover Publications
Einband: Soft cover
This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Written as a birthday gift for his wife, Cosima, Siegfried's Idyll was given its premiere performance on Christmas morning on the steps outside their bedroom. In contrast, Faust Overture is what remains of Wagner's opera based on the Goethe novel. Paired together in one affordable volume, these works collect two different sides of Wagner' compositional mastery. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0486446328
Inhaltsangabe: Paired together in a single, affordable volume, these disparate works reflect two different sides of Wagner's compositional mastery.
Aside from his operatic works, Wagner wrote relatively little music—a single symphony, some overtures, and a few choral and piano works. Of these, the Siegfried Idyll is the most frequently performed. Although not part of the Ring cycle, the Idyll draws upon several of the Ring's motifs. Written for the birthday of Wagner's wife, Cosima, it was never intended for public performance but financial difficulties forced the composer into publication. "The secret treasure is to become public property," Cosima noted in her diary, and audiences have been the happier for it.
With Wagner's Faust Overture, the nineteenth century's preeminent German opera composer took on the most discussed and written-about work by Germany's most revered poet. Inspired by Wagner's attendance at a performance of Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet, the original composition dates from 1844 and depicts Faust in utter despair. In 1855, Wagner reworked the piece, providing a more hopeful and consoling ending.
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