Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Elliot Antokoletz

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195365825

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 14 December 2019

Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Duke Bluebeard's Castle

The Nietzschean Condition and Polarity of Characterizations: Diatonic‐Chromatic Extremes

Chapter:
(p.234) 11 Duke Bluebeard's Castle
Source:
Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok
Author(s):

Elliott Antokoletz (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0011

This chapter looks at Door V, Bluebeard's Domain, which represents the culminating point for the polarity of darkness and light, based on large-scale and local use of geometrically expanding proportional structure. An aphorism of Nietzsche on independence is also presented, which pertains to Bluebeard's strength and loneliness. The chapter discusses isometric text-verse of ancient Hungarian folk music as structural framework for the final phase of character development and transformation. It also includes an aphorism of Nietzsche on women and its reflection in the dual illusion of Balázs's Judith.

Keywords:   Nietzschean condition, Bluebeard's Domain, geometrically expanding proportions, loneliness, isometric text-verse, ancient Hungarian folk music, dual illusion

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .