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date: 26 October 2020

Gesamtkunstwerk (Ger., ‘total work of art’). 

The Oxford Companion to Music
John WarrackJohn Warrack

Although the ideal of an art form unifying music, poetry, and painting is as old as opera, and particularly absorbed German composers and writers from the mid-17th century, the term is associated with Wagner. It was formulated in his essay ... ...

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