Articles about Leitmotif

Review of Semantisierte Sinnlichkeit: Studien zu Rezeption und Zeichenstruktur der Leitmotivtechnik Richard Wagners
The Opera Quarterly (2007) Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 348-351

There has never been a shortage of jokes on Wagner's leitmotifs: Hanslick thought of them as "tourist guides"; Stravinsky as "cloakroom numbers"; Debussy as "address books"; G. B. Shaw as "calling cards"; and the list goes on. These jokes pivot, ...

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