Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)
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In this guide, John Warrack places the opera in the context of emerging German Romanticism, John Deathridge highlights and explores the musical riches of the score and William Vaughan reviews the importance of myth to Wagner and his contemporaries. Mike Ashman explains the particular way in which Wagner turned the Dutchman legend to his own purposes and Katherine Syer outlines certain themes of the opera in relation to its performance history. Wagner's own programme note about the overture and his instructions to performers are also included.
The present guide contains the full German libretto and English translation by Lionel Salter, thirty-one black and white and colour illustrations, a musical thematic guide, a discography, a bibliography, and DVD and website guides. It is intended to enrich and extend readers' appreciation and enjoyment of this exciting work by one of the world's greatest opera composers.
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Behind Der fliegende Hollander, John Warrack
An Introduction to Der fliegende Hollander, John Deathridge
Loneliness, Love and Death, William Vaughan
How Wagner Found the Flying Dutchman, Mike Ashman
Of Storms and Dreams: Reflections on the Stage History of Der fliegende Hollander, Katherine Syer
The Overture to Der fliegende Hollander, Richard Wagner
Remarks on Performing the Opera Der fliegende Hollander, Richard Wagner
Der fliegende Hollander: Poem by Richard Wagner
The Flying Dutchman: English translation by Lionel Salter