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“Best to have the opera house bombarded"

Dorschel, Andreas (2006) “Best to have the opera house bombarded". Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 47 (2). pp. 233-240. ISSN 0039-3266

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Abstract

In a hitherto unpublished letter to his father of 1 October 1878, Hugo Wolf scathingly reviews a performance of Wagner's Tannhäuser directed by Hans Richter, concluding on the grim joke that the Vienna Court Opera, for the sake of music, should be demolished by the Austrian army. The letter also contains a metaphysically disillusioned view of consolation (“Trost”) - Wolf compares it to intoxication (“Rausch”) - rather significant given that idea's rôle both in his early and his mature work.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music / zene, szövegkönyvek, kották > M1 Music / zene
M Music and Books on Music / zene, szövegkönyvek, kották > M1 Music / zene > M10 Theory and philosophy of music / zeneelmélet, muzikológia
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 14:20
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 14:20
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/65339

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