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Author Walton, Chris, 1963- author.

Title Richard Wagner's essays on conducting : a new translation with critical commentary / Chris Walton.

Publication Info. Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2021.

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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, music.
Series Eastman studies in music, 1071-9989 ; v. 175
Eastman studies in music ; v. 175. 1071-9989
Note This volume contains four writings by Wagner about conducting, and a critical essay on his thoughts and practices. With an author's note, introduction, bibliography, and index. Figures.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents A Note on the Present Translation -- Musical Examples -- pt. I Richard Wagner's Writings on Conducting -- 1. Reminiscences of Spontini -- 2. Report on the Performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Dresden in 1846 -- 3. About Conducting -- 4. On Performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony -- pt. II Critical Essay -- 5. Richard Wagner and the Art of Conducting -- About Conducting -- Wagner in Review -- Wagner in the Picture -- Annotated Scores and Parts -- Writing on Conducting -- Mania, Helmsmen, and Theory -- Berlioz the Catalyst? -- Uber das Dirigieren -- Early Impact -- Uber das Dirigieren -- Structure, Context, and Meta-Text -- Of "Elegance" and Anti-Semitism -- Wagner and the Academy -- Wagner and Beethoven's Ninth -- The Bayreuth Performance of Beethoven's Ninth in 1872 -- Finding a Vocabulary for Conducting -- Melos and the Body -- Tempo Modification -- Freedom, Control, and the "Two Cultures" -- Charles Darwin and the Imperceptible Art of Transition -- Wagner ex Cathedra -- Wagner's School of Capellmeisters -- Wagner in Translation -- The Triumph of Time -- Bibliography -- Sound Recordings -- Annotated Scores -- Books and Articles.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883.
Conducting -- 19th century -- History.
Music -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Walton, Chris, 1963- Richard Wagner's essays on conducting. Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2021 1648250122 (OCoLC)1241262186
ISBN 9781800101890 (electronic bk.)
1800101899 (electronic bk.)