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The Resource Curtain, gong, steam : Wagnerian technologies of nineteenth-century opera, Gundula Kreuzer

Curtain, gong, steam : Wagnerian technologies of nineteenth-century opera, Gundula Kreuzer

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Curtain, gong, steam : Wagnerian technologies of nineteenth-century opera
Title
Curtain, gong, steam
Title remainder
Wagnerian technologies of nineteenth-century opera
Statement of responsibility
Gundula Kreuzer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this innovative book, Gundula Kreuzer argues for the foundational role of technologies in the conception, production, and study of nineteenth-century opera. She shows how composers increasingly incorporated novel audiovisual effects in their works and how the uses and meanings of the required machineries consistently changed, sometimes still resonating in contemporary stagings, performance art, and popular culture. Focusing on devices (which she dubs 'Wagnerian technologies') intended to amalgamate opera's various media while veiling their mechanics, Kreuzer offers a practical counternarrative to Wagner's idealist theories of total illusionism. Curtain, Gong, Steam's multifaceted exploration of the three titular technologies repositions Wagner as catalyst more than inventor in the history of operatic production. With its broad chronological and geographical scope, the book deepens our understanding of the material and mechanical conditions of historical operatic practice as well as of individual works, both well known and obscure"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
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Kreuzer, Gundula Katharina
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Wagner, Richard
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Opera and technology
  • Opera
  • Opera
  • Aesthetics
  • Opera and technology
  • Opera
  • Opera
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
Label
Curtain, gong, steam : Wagnerian technologies of nineteenth-century opera, Gundula Kreuzer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : opera, staging, technology -- Wagner's Venusberg -- Curtain -- Gong -- Steam -- Epilogue : Wagnerian failure -- Notes
Control code
1005687108
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 348 pages
Isbn
9780520279681
Lccn
2017052549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005687108
Label
Curtain, gong, steam : Wagnerian technologies of nineteenth-century opera, Gundula Kreuzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : opera, staging, technology -- Wagner's Venusberg -- Curtain -- Gong -- Steam -- Epilogue : Wagnerian failure -- Notes
Control code
1005687108
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 348 pages
Isbn
9780520279681
Lccn
2017052549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005687108

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