The Dionysian signs in Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser

  • Sanna Iitti Independent Research Professor, Helsinki

Abstract

The article discusses Dionysian signs in Richard Wagner's opera Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg, focusing on Venus's arietta “Geliebter! Komm”. The method exemplifies musical topics' semiotic analysis. It is proposed that the arietta's pastoral style constitutes a lyric Dionysian sign. 

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Published
2015-04-03
How to Cite
IittiS. (2015). The Dionysian signs in Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser. Musicological Annual, 50(2), 231-237. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.50.2.231-237
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