Stories of the Wagner Opera

Cover image for

Download


Author: H.A. Guerber
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,610 / 117 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.8
LoC Category: ML
Downloads: 939
Added to site: 2008.08.21
mnybks.net#: 21829
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Music

These short sketches, which can be read in a few moments' time, are intended to give the reader as clear as possible an outline of the great dramatist-composer's work.

Show Excerpt

el nobles. But Rienzi utterly refuses to yield again to his entreaties, and marches calmly on, accompanied by the people chanting the last verse of their solemn war-song.

The fourth act is played in front of the Lateran church. The battle has taken place. The barons have been repulsed at the cost of great slaughter. But notwithstanding their losses and the death of their leader, the elder Colonna, the nobles have not relinquished all hope of success. What they failed to secure by the force of arms, they now hope to win by intrigue, for they have artfully won not only the Pope, but the Emperor also, to uphold their cause and side with them. The people, who have just learned that the Pope and Emperor have recalled their legates and ambassadors, are awed and frightened. Baroncelli and Cecco, two demagogues, seize this occasion to poison their fickle minds, and blame Rienzi openly for all that has occurred. Their specious reasoning that the Tribune must be very wicked indeed, since the spiritual and tempor

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Stories of the Wagner Opera by H.A. Guerber - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Stories of the Wagner Opera by H.A. Guerber - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Stories of the Wagner Opera by H.A. Guerber - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Stories of the Wagner Opera by H.A. Guerber - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Stories of the Wagner Opera by H.A. Guerber - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Advice to Young Musicians
by Robert Schumann
The Complete Opera Book
by Gustav Kobbé
Beethoven
by Thomas Tapper
Beethoven
by George Alexander Fischer
Lessons in Music Form
by Percy Goetschius
Vocal Expression
by Katherine Jewell Everts
Camilla: A Tale of a Violin
by Charles Inman Barnard
How to Appreciate Music
by Gustav Kobbé

See more popular titles from this genre.