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The Life of Richard Wagner

Volume 4. 1866–1883

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

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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 4 covers the years 1866 to 1883.

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    • 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

    Foreword
    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
    Appendixes
    Index.

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    Ernest Newman

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