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The Life of Richard Wagner

Volume 3. 1859–1866


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Music

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108007719

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  • 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 3 covers the years 1859 to 1866.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108007719
    • length: 626 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 35 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The second assault on Paris
    2. The year 1860
    3. En route to 'Tannhäuser'
    4. Gathering clouds
    5. The storm breaks
    6. Between Paris and Vienna
    7. The Minna crisis
    8. Shipwreck
    9. The rescue
    10. Wagner and Ludwig
    11. At the Villa Pellet
    12. Cosima
    13. Settling down in Munich
    14. Trouble brewing
    15. The 'Tristan' production
    16. After 'Tristan'
    17. Semper and the Festival Theatre
    18. 'Vincere scis, Hannibal'
    19. '– Victoria uti nescis'
    20. Haven in Triebschen
    21. The triangle
    22. The king and the triangle

  • Author

    Ernest Newman

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