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The Trouble with Wagner$
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Michael P. Steinberg

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226594194

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226594224.001.0001

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The Trouble with Wagner

Michael P. Steinberg

University of Chicago Press

Chapter 3 explores music's capacity to engage the unconscious through dramatic tropes (darkness, holes, depths, dragons) as well as formal aporias, specifically the deconstructive energy that accompanies music drama's return to opera.

Keywords:   unconscious, musical unconscious, dragon

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