The Resource Die Walküre

Die Walküre

Label
Die Walküre
Title
Die Walküre
Title variation
Die Walküre : First Day to Der Ring des Nibelungen
Contributor
Composer
Conductor
Director
Librettist
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The free man must be his own maker" Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung reflects the composer's autobiography as much as the political turmoil of his times. As work progressed, another figure grew to be as important as the hero Siegfried, the god Wotan, the mouthpiece for Wagner's ideas. "He's exactly like us: he is the sum of today's intellectual consciousness, whereas Siegfried is what we hope the human being of the future will be, but who cannot be fashioned by us, and who must make himself by means of our destruction!" Our own doom as the basis of a happier future? Wagner dressed this Herculean task musically in the spreading, shimmering web of his leitmotivic working (there are approximately 20 distinct motives in Die Walküre). Dramaturgically, the conversational style of Das Rheingold gives way to the tone of bourgeois tragedy: incestuous passion, more than one form of deep-seated marital antagonism, and a lot of talk, a lot of self-justification in the form of recapitulation. This, the First Day of the tetralogy (Das Rheingold being a "preliminary evening"), was without doubt the "most moving, the most tragic" of all Wagner's works in the view of his wife Cosima, expressed in her diary on 31 August 1873. The text of Die Walküre was finished on 1 July 1852, and the score was completed in late March 1856. With the financial help of his ever-generous friend (and future father-in-law) Franz Liszt, Wagner went to rest from his labours on the shores of Lake Geneva
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English and German
Other event information
Performed
Place of event
Deutsches Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1965-
  • 1964-
  • 1966-
  • 1975-
  • 1964-
  • 1974-
  • 1813-1883
  • 1813-1883
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Riley, Brooks
  • Quandt, Kerstin
  • Guber, Carola
  • Caspar, Joana
  • Blanck, Kirsten
  • Bassek, Christiane
  • Günther-Dissmeier, Susann
  • Michel, Silona
  • Hansmann, Christine
  • Mészár, Renatus
  • Caves, Erin
  • Foster, Catherine
  • Tsumaya, Hidekazu
  • Weissmann, Nadine
  • Wagner, Richard
  • St. Clair, Carl
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Staatskapelle Weimar
  • Deutsches Nationaltheater (Weimar, Thuringia, Germany)
Runtime
237
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Operas
Target audience
adult
Label
Die Walküre
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed November 13, 2015)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (237 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)934521681
Video recording format
other
Label
Die Walküre
Link
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed November 13, 2015)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (237 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)934521681
Video recording format
other

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