Conheça o livro e compre online. Livro Decoding Wagner – May, Thomas – ISBN: 1574670972.
This guide aims to unlock the world of Richard Wagner and his works, his monumental achievements, and, ultimately, the great emotional power inherent in his art. This emotional power is double-edged, often serving as a kind of mirror for what each listener brings to it. The book challenges the assumptions and stereotypes of the ‘Wagnerian’ idea of art. Decoding Wagner presents a straightforward, fresh overview of what Wagner attempted to achieve with his ‘artwork of the future’. Lively discussions of his major works place them in the context of his life and consider the interplay of dramatic and musical elements with philosophical ideas which are so unique to Wagner. Two accompanying full-length CDs illustrate and trace his growth as a composer.