Unformatted text preview: statement that, to us, seems counterintuitive. 3. Wagner’s account of the evolution of his style, in “A Communication To My Friends,” focuses in part on “absolute-music” melody as opposed to “expressive” melody. How does he see the opposition between the two? From the operatic examples you have learned, take a stab at explaining these two kinds of melody. 4. Offer a critique of Nietzsche’s critique of Wagner, and refer to at least one specific musical example in your answer....
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- Spring '12
- Music, Verdi, don carlos, Piero Weiss, operatic examples