Wagner And Russia by Rosamund BartlettWagner And Russia by Rosamund Bartlett

Wagner And Russia

byRosamund Bartlett

Paperback | May 31, 2007

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This book explores the immense influence of the composer Richard Wagner on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian writers, musicians and artists. It contains a history of the production of Wagner's works in Russia and the Soviet Union (by directors including Meyerhold and Eisenstein), an account of Wagner's visit to Russia in 1863, and a detailed investigation of the impact of his music and ideas on the Russian Modernist movement. The last two chapters explore the fate of Wagner's works after the 1917 Revolution, when he was first hailed but then reviled, and finally rehabilitated during the years of glasnost.
Title:Wagner And RussiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:436 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:May 31, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521035821

ISBN - 13:9780521035828


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Notes on the text; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Wagner and Nineteenth-Century Russia: 1. Reception and performance history, 1841-1863; 2. Reception and performance history, 1863-1890; Part II. Wagner and Russian Modernism: 3. Reception and performance history, 1890-1917; 4. Wagner and the Russian Symbolists: Vyacheslav Ivanov; 5. Wagner and the Russian Symbolists: Bely, Medtner and Ellis; 6. Wagner and the Russian Symbolists: Aleksandr Blok; Part III. Wagner and Soviet Russia: 7. Reception and performance history, 1917-1941; 8. Reception and performance history, 1941-1991; Appendices; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...a rich volume, blending vivid strands of Russian music, art, theater, philosophy, and politics....Without question, the landscape of Wagner's reception and influence has been significantly enlarged by Bartlett's fine and ambitious text." Carol Reynolds, Book Reviews