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Wagner's Parsifal the Journey of a Soul

by Peter Bassett

  • ISBN: 9781862545120
  • ISBN10: 186254512X

Wagner's Parsifal the Journey of a Soul

by Peter Bassett

  • List Price: $14.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
  • Publish date: 09/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9781862545120
  • ISBN10: 186254512X
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Description: Parsifal was Richard Wagner's last opera, and many consider it his most beautiful and moving work. It is concerned with the belief that human salvation is to be achieved not through the satisfaction of worldly desires, but through compassion. The story reflects Parsifal's inner journey towards his own "enlightenment through compassion", and his consequent ability to ease the moral burdens of others. It is set among a Christian religious military order of knights at about the time of the Crusades. To convey the work's subtle and mystical ideas, Wagner wrote music that was decades ahead of its time and influenced many great composers - Mahler, Bruckner, Debussy and Richard Strauss among them. Author Peter Bassett has made a special study of this work, looking particularly at the relationship between Wagner's sources and his text. It has become fashionable recently to reinterpret Parsifal in terms of 20th century politics and late 19th century theories about race. The author shows that Wagner's text owes more to his sources than many people suspect and he identifies important thematic connections with other works, notably Der Ring des Nibelungen. This guide, which includes a translation of the libretto, will be invaluable to those who are new to Parsifal, but will also provide fresh insights for readers who are already familiar with Wagner's final work.
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