Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside The Life of Richard Wagner

The Life of Richard Wagner

Volume 4. 1866–1883


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Music

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108007726

£ 46.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Ernest Newman's four-volume Life of Wagner, originally published between 1933 and 1947, remains a classic work of biography. The culmination of forty years' research on the composer and his works (Newman's first Study of Wagner was first published in 1899), these books present a detailed portrait of perhaps the most influential, the most controversial and the most frequently reviled composer in the whole history of western music. Newman was aware that no biography can ever claim to be complete or completely accurate: 'The biographer can at no stage hope to have reached the final truth. All he can do is to make sure that whatever statement he may make, whatever conclusion he may come to, shall be based on the whole of the evidence available at the time of writing.' In this aim he triumphantly succeeds. Volume 4 covers the years 1866 to 1883.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108007726
    • length: 808 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 45 x 152 mm
    • weight: 1.17kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Malvina Schnorr episode: I
    2. The Malvina Schnorr episode: II
    3. Moves in Munich
    4. Shadows falling
    5. Fröbel and the 'Süddeutsche Presse'
    6. The shadows deepen
    7. The 'Meistersinger' year
    8. The Bülow-Cosima crisis
    9. Cosima decides
    10. The breach with the king
    11. The 'Rhinegold' aftermath
    12. Sunshine and cloud in Triebschen
    13. The Bayreuth idea
    14. Planning Bayreuth
    15. Wagner and Nietzsche: I
    16. Wagner and Nietzsche: II
    17. The foundation-stone
    18. Polemics in 1872
    19. Difficulties in Bayreuth
    20. The king to the rescue
    21. Spadework in 1874
    22. Bayreuth in 1875
    23. Preparing for the festival
    24. The festival and after
    25. Nietzsche in 1876
    26. Elisabeth's false witness
    27. The realities of the matter
    28. The load of care
    29. Bayreuth saved
    30. The breach with Nietzsche
    31. Work at 'Parsifal'
    32. In search of health
    33. Trouble with Bülow and others
    34. On the way to 'Parsifal'
    35. Nearing the goal
    36. 'Parsifal'
    37. The end in Venice

  • Author

    Ernest Newman

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.