Der Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg und dessen Bearbeitung durch Richard Wagner und Robert Löhr

The singing contest at the Wartburg and its depiction by Richard Wagner and Robert Löhr : a comparison

  • Wartburg castle is associated not only with Luther's German translation of the Bible, but also with the legendary singing contest that is said to have taken place there in the early 13th century. Although today it is impossible to tell whether this was a real event or merely a legend, the contest became a popular basis for literary treatments. The "classic" version of the story was presented in the 19th century by Richard Wagner in his opera "Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg", while the most recent version of the story dates from 2012: Robert Löhr's novel "Krieg der Sänger". Because Löhr's version was almost immediately compared with Wagner's, the aim of this study is to analyze the two works and draw conclusions from such a comparison. Which sources did both authors work with, and how? Were they primarily concerned with a historically accurate depiction of events, entertaining the reader or audience, or communicating some deeper thoughts? In what light are the main hero and his competitors presented? What do Wagner and Löhr have in common, and how do they differ?

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Author:Miroslav Urbanec
Parent Title (German):Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica
Publisher:Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě
Place of publication:Ostrava
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2013
Year of first Publication:2013
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/11/20
GND Keyword:Wagner, Richard / Tannhäuser; Löhr, Robert
Page Number:14
First Page:85
Last Page:98
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
BDSL-Klassifikation:19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart / BDSL-Klassifikation: 19.00.00 1990 bis zur Gegenwart >19.13.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
15.00.00 19. Jahrhundert / BDSL-Klassifikation: 15.00.00 19. Jahrhundert > 15.15.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica / Studia Germanistica 13
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht