DEATH-DEVOTED HEART: SEX AND THE SACRED IN WAGNER’S TRISTAN AND ISOLDE

¡¡Descubre totalmente GRATIS los nuevos libros del año, y los bestsellers del 2018!!
Introduce tu email


  • Autor: ROGER SCRUTON
  • Editorial: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2004
  • Fecha de salida: 2004
  • Descargado: 5600

A tale of forbidden love and ineludible death, the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another’s arms. Critics have lauded Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde for the originality and subtlety of the music, but have often viewed the dr ama as a mere trifle, about Wagner’s own forbidden affair with M. Wesendonk, the wife of a banker who supported him during his exile in Switzerland. In Death-Devoted Heart Scruton aims to vindicate the stature of the drama, presenting it as more than just a sublimation of the composer’s love for Wesendonck or a wistful romantic dream. Scruton argues that Tristan und Isolde has profound religious meaning, as relevant today as it was to Wagner’s contemporaries. Both philosophical and musicological, Scruton’s analysis touches on the nature of tragedy, the significance of ritual sacrifice, and the meaning of redemption. Scruton provides a guide to the drama while offering insight into the nature of erotic love and the especial place of the erotic in our culture. …  

Descargar

You may also like...

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Deja un comentario

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *

Este sitio web utiliza cookies para que usted tenga la mejor experiencia de usuario. Si continúa navegando está dando su consentimiento para la aceptación de las mencionadas cookies y la aceptación de nuestra política de cookies, pinche el enlace para mayor información.plugin cookies

ACEPTAR
Aviso de cookies