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The Resource Being Wagner : the story of the most provocative composer who ever lived, Simon Callow

Being Wagner : the story of the most provocative composer who ever lived, Simon Callow

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Being Wagner : the story of the most provocative composer who ever lived
Title
Being Wagner
Title remainder
the story of the most provocative composer who ever lived
Statement of responsibility
Simon Callow
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Richard Wagner's music dramas have never been more popular or more divisive. His ten masterpieces, created against the backdrop of a continent in severe political and cultural upheaval, constitute an unmatched body of work. A man who spent most of his life in abject poverty, inspiring both critical derision and hysterical hero-worship, Wagner was a walking contradiction: belligerent, flirtatious, disciplined, capricious, demanding, visionary, and poisonously anti-Semitic. Acclaimed biographer Simon Callow evokes the intellectual and artistic climate in which Wagner lived and takes us through his most iconic works, from his pivotal successes in The Flying Dutchman and Lohengrin, to the musical paradigm shift contained in Tristan and Isolde, to the apogee of his achievements in The Ring of the Nibelung and Parsifal, which debuted at Bayreuth shortly before his death. Being Wagner brings to life this towering figure, creator of the most sublime and most controversial body of work ever known
  • Publisher Annotation: Simon Callow, the celebrated author of Orson Welles, delivers a dazzling, swift, and accessible biography of the musical titan Richard Wagner and his profoundly problematic legacy--a fresh take for seasoned acolytes and the perfect introduction for new fans. (Original), 256pp
Summary
Richard Wagner's music dramas have never been more popular or more divisive. His ten masterpieces, created against the backdrop of a continent in severe political and cultural upheaval, constitute an unmatched body of work. A man who spent most of his life in abject poverty, inspiring both critical derision and hysterical hero-worship, Wagner was a walking contradiction: belligerent, flirtatious, disciplined, capricious, demanding, visionary, and poisonously anti-Semitic
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10622105
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Callow, Simon
Dewey number
  • 782.1092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wagner, Richard
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Composers
  • Composers
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
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the story of the most provocative composer who ever lived
Label
Being Wagner : the story of the most provocative composer who ever lived, Simon Callow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Young Richard -- Out in the world -- Doldrums -- Triumph -- The world in flames -- Pause for thought -- It begins -- Suspension -- Limbo -- Enter a swan -- Towards the green hill -- The long day's task is done
Control code
ocn989962246
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780525436188
Lccn
2017036465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989962246
Label
Being Wagner : the story of the most provocative composer who ever lived, Simon Callow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Young Richard -- Out in the world -- Doldrums -- Triumph -- The world in flames -- Pause for thought -- It begins -- Suspension -- Limbo -- Enter a swan -- Towards the green hill -- The long day's task is done
Control code
ocn989962246
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780525436188
Lccn
2017036465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)989962246

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