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Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner

Adrian Daub

Abstract

In the late nineteenth century, Richard Wagner dominated the German opera stage not just aesthetically, in terms of the way opera was written and performed, but also philosophically, providing the historical, political and metaphysical framework by which to judge what opera could accomplish and needed to accomplish. Tristan’s Shadow provides a history of German opera written in the fifty years after Wagner’s death, with a view not just to Wagner’s legacy as a composer, but his legacy as a theoretician. Specifically, Tristan’s Shadow investigates the way in which the Wagnerian philosophy of sex ... More

Keywords: Opera, Richard Wagner, Sexuality, Germany, Music, Philosophy, Total Work of Art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226082134
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226082271.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Daub, author