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date: 28 January 2020

Vorspiel(i) (Ger.)locked

  • Michael Tilmouth



Prelude. The term appears frequently in German operatic scores from Wagner’s Lohengrin (1846–8) onwards. Following Wagner’s prescriptions in Oper und Drama, the Vorspiel was invariably linked closely with the musical and dramatic events of the opera. The two that function as symphonic prologues to the first and third acts of ...

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