The Dionysian signs in Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser

Muzikološki Zbornik. 2015;50(2) DOI 10.4312/mz.50.2.231-237


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Journal Title: Muzikološki Zbornik

ISSN: 0580-373X (Print); 2350-4242 (Online)

Publisher: Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts (Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani)

Society/Institution: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

LCC Subject Category: Music and books on Music: Music

Country of publisher: Slovenia

Language of fulltext: English, French, Italian, Slovenian, Croatian, German

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Sanna Iitti (Independent Research Professor, Helsinki)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

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.