Escaping the Wagnerian Catacombs: Debussy, Schoenberg, and Maeterlinck's Pelléas et Mélisande (1892).

Snyder, Lisa.


  • Abstract: Wagner's music dramas and aesthetic writings galvanized the cultural life of Paris, Berlin, and Vienna in the fin-de-siècle. Claude Debussy and Arnold Schoenberg were two leading composers that matured during the polemical epoch following Wagner's death. Each incorporated Wagnerian elements into his own works but later sought to separate from Wagner's example. We can see and hear the int... read more
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