OneWorld Classics, Feb 1, 1986 - Music - 128 pages
The English National Opera Guides were originally conceived in partnership with the English National Opera and edited by Nicholas John, the ENO's dramaturg, who died tragically in an accident in the Alps. Most of the guides are devoted to a single opera, which is described in detail?with many articles that cover its history and information about the composer and his times. The complete libretto is included in both the original language and in a modern singing translation?except where the opera was written in English. Each has a thematic guide to the most important musical themes in musical notation and each guide is lavishly illustrated. They also contain a bibliography and a discography which is updated at each reprint. The ENO guides are widely regarded as the best series of their kind and excellent value.
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Experiencing Music and Imagery in Parsifal Robin Holloway
Words and Music Carolyn Abbate
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1ST AND 2ND 1ST FLOWER 1ST 2ND FLOWER 1ST 3RD FLOWER Act Three Amfortas Amfortas's Andrew Porter anguish aria balsam bars blameless fool blood Blut castle characters CHORUS chromatic drama einst English National Opera Erloser falls fear Festspielleitung Bayreuth FLOWER 1ST GROUP FLOWER 2ND GROUP Flower Maidens FOURTH SQUIRE Furchtbare Gamuret Gral Grales Gurnemanz healing Heil heilig Herzeleide heut holy Klage Klingsor Kundry Linda Esther Gray Love Feast magic MAIDEN 1ST GROUP MAIDEN 2ND GROUP Metropolitan Opera Metropolitan Opera Archives Mitleid motif musical Nicholas John Number once Opera House Archives orchestral pain Parsifal Parsifal's prophecy pure Redeemer redemption Richard Wagner Royal Opera House sacred salvation Saviour schon Sehnen shrine Siegfried Siegfried Jerusalem sinks sorrow Spear Speer story suffering swan thematic theme THIRD SQUIRE Titurel tonal torment transformation transformation music Translation by Andrew Tristan turn Wagner Wehe wieder wohl work's wound Wunde yearning Yvonne Minton