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Ludwig und Malwine Schnorr von Carolsfeld als Tristan and Isolde

This course examines the different philosophical ideas that influenced the creation of Wagner's great operas composed during the last two decades of his life. The theories of Ludwig Feuerbach, Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche are all reflected or prefigured in Tristan und Isolde (1865), Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867), Götterdämmerung (1874) and Parsifal (1882).


Course dates

08 Jan 2016 to 10 Jan 2016

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

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Accommodation fees

Single room: £70 per night

Double/Twin room £60 per person, per night (2 people sharing)


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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