The Wagnerian Romances (Classic Reprint)

The Wagnerian Romances (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Wagnerian Romances What Miss Hall does, it seems to me, is to reproduce the emotional effect of one art through the medium Of another art. This, of course, can scarcely be done in the case of a symphony or a sonata; efforts to do it are usually unsuccessful and often ludicrous. But opera is a hybrid art, -partly literary to begin with. It happens that in the Wagnerian music-drama the literary part Of the work is not trivial, as it is so Often in operas, but is truly the mate of the mus1c, done by the same hand. The music is throughout concerned with words, and with things that can be presented in language; with human beings and their passions and sorrows, and with places and with periods of time, with particular rivers and particular mountains, even; - with Nuremberg, even. All this feeling for places and the character of landscape and architecture is, in the hands of the right person, readily translatable into words. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 581g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243328672
  • 9780243328673