Illustrating Transcendence: Parsifal, Franz Stassen, and the Leitmotif

Meyer, Stephen C.
January 2009
Musical Quarterly;Jan2009, Vol. 92 Issue 1/2, p9
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on the use of leitmotif by illustrator Franz Stassen in the portfolio of the opera "Parsifal: 15 Bilder zur Richard Wagners Bühnenweihfestspiel." It states that the opera was produced by composer Wilhelm Richard Wagner. It describes how in this portfolio, Stassen used detailed images, preceded by the text. It mentions that the central image in the Parsifal portfolio related to the text on the preceding image plate, and music notations were part of the borders.


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