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Wagner and the Erotic Impulse
by Laurence Dreyfus
Harvard University Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-0-674-05929-0 | Paper: 978-0-674-06429-4 | Cloth: 978-0-674-01881-5
Library of Congress Classification ML410.W13D74 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 782.1092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Though his image is tarnished today by unrepentant anti-Semitism, Richard Wagner (1813–1883) was better known in the nineteenth century for his provocative musical eroticism. In this illuminating study of the composer and his works, Laurence Dreyfus shows how Wagner’s obsession with sexuality prefigured the composition of operas such as Tannhäuser, Die Walküre, Tristan und Isolde, and Parsifal.

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