As New in As New jacket. Still in the shrink-wrapping. ""Wagner and Wagnerism in Nineteenth-Century Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic Provinces" explores how Wagner's operas were performed and received in the theaters of Stockholm and other cities of the region and how excerpts from them were arranged for amateur performances in private homes. Wagner's music and his polemical writings aroused lively discussion around the Baltic, as they did everywhere else in the Western world. Thanks to detailed accounts in newspapers, journals, contemporary literature, and writings of music historians (including some by Sibelius' teacher and friend Martin Wegelius), we are privileged, in Hannu Salmi's book, to "listen in" on these debates, which often deal with crucial questions of national self-determination and of cultural independence from Europe. This text reveals the surprising extent to which music lovers and operagoers from the various countries, many of them women, traveled to Wagner's Bayreuth Festival to attend performances. It also reconstructs the imaginative and patient efforts by which confirmed Wagnerians established Wagner societies in order to promote an understanding of the composer's work. Each country, each city, each local composer and conductor shows a distinctive approach-welcoming, resistant, or some of each-to the challenge of Wagner. In the process, we see music history and cultural history in the making". (Publisher)
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Very Good. An exploration of how Wagner's operas were performed and received in the theaters of Stockholm and other cities of the region. With dust jacket. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Eastman Studies in Music.
This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket., 750grams, ISBN: 1580462073.
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