Analyzing Wagner's Operas: Alfred Lorenz and German Nationalist Ideology by Stephen McClatchieAnalyzing Wagner's Operas: Alfred Lorenz and German Nationalist Ideology by Stephen McClatchie

Analyzing Wagner's Operas: Alfred Lorenz and German Nationalist Ideology

byStephen McClatchie

Hardcover | October 25, 1998

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The work of the Wagnerian theorist and analyst Alfred Lorenz (1869-1939) has had a profound influence upon both Wagnerian scholarship and music analysis in the twentieth century, and yet it has never been properly evaluated. Analyzing Wagner's Operas outlines the origins and development of the expressive aesthetic in writings by Wagner and others, as well as in early-twentieth-century theories of musical form, and it considers Lorenz's work and contributions in this light. The book also hopes to show, to the extent possible, where Lorenz's work acted as a sort of "musical metaphor" for German nationalist ideology during the Nazi era.
Title:Analyzing Wagner's Operas: Alfred Lorenz and German Nationalist IdeologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:October 25, 1998Publisher:Boydell & Brewer

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1580460232

ISBN - 13:9781580460231

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A rich book. It teaches us a great deal about late Romantic aesthetics and Wagnerian analysis, as well as Lorenz's career, his analytic work, and its reception. McClatchie's intelligent and knowledgeable consideration of complex questions about the interactions between ideology, cultural politics, and musical scholarship should challenge us to think as carefully and clearly about such questions whenever and wherever they arise. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN MUSICOLOGICAL SOCIETY