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dc.contributor.advisorBroxholm, Julia
dc.contributor.advisorCastle, Joyce
dc.contributor.authorBaldwin, Heather J
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-26T21:13:06Z
dc.date.available2018-10-26T21:13:06Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-31
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:16013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/27102
dc.description.abstractRichard Wagner published his Fünf Gedichte für eine Frauenstimme in 1862. The texts for this work are the poems of Mathilde Wesendonck, the wife of his benefactor Otto Wesendonck. Wagner’s romantic feelings for Mathilde are discussed at length by scholars concerning the creation of his opera Tristan und Isolde, but less attention has been given to these songs, which were written simultaneously. This document gives detailed insight into the lives of both Wagner and Mathilde during the time these songs were written and how they are intertwined with the music and text of Tristan und Isolde. A thorough analysis of Mathilde’s poetry reveals her mutual feelings for Wagner. The poetry of the songs was directly influenced by the libretto for the opera, which in turn was influenced by the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, particularly his idea of the renunciation of the will. The synthesis of Wagner’s music and Mathilde’s poetry is the masterpiece produced from their unconsummated affair.
dc.format.extent39 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsCopyright held by the author.
dc.subjectMusic
dc.subjectMathilde Wesendonck
dc.subjectRichard Wagner
dc.subjectWesendonck Lieder
dc.titleRichard Wagner's "Wesendonck Lieder" the perfect synthesis between the Master and his Muse
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberBroxholm, Julia
dc.contributor.cmtememberCastle, Joyce
dc.contributor.cmtememberMendez, Genaro
dc.contributor.cmtememberSchwartz, Roberta
dc.contributor.cmtememberHilding, Jerel
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineMusic
dc.thesis.degreeLevelD.M.A.
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0001-5495-0536
dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


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