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Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

  • Author: Scruton, Roger
(Roger Scruton's book is a deep and daunting) 'study of the most important single composition in Western music ... Scruton's examination is highly original and delves into aspects which have... More…

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$34.00

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Contents

  • 1. Wagner and Religion
  • 2. The Story of Tristan
  • 3. Wagner's Treatment of the Story
  • 4. The Music of Tristan
  • 5. The Philosophy of Love
  • 6. Tragedy and Sacrifice
  • 7. Love, Death, and Redemption
  • EPILOGUE From Romance to Ritual
  • APPENDIX Table of Motives
  • NOTES
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX