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My life with Wagner : fairies, rings, and redemption : exploring opera's most enigmatic composer / Christian Thielemann.

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  • ISBN: 9781681771250
  • ISBN: 168177125X
  • Physical Description: xiv, 267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.

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General Note:
Originally published in English: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015.
Translated from German: Mein leben mit Wagner. München : C.H. Beck, 2012.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-254) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
I. "You haven't been playing the organ, have you?": my way to Wagner -- II. Wagner;s cosmos -- 1. Wagalaweia and Hojotoho!: a first approach to Wagner's music drama -- 2. "If you weren't all such tedious fellows": Wagner and his conductors -- 3. Cobwebs, solemnity, sausage salad: Bayreuth and its Green Hill -- 4. A very German subject: the ideological aspect -- 5. "If we want Wagner, then Wagner is what we want", or: what makes a good performance? -- 6. Money or love: Wagner for beginners -- III. Wagner's music drama -- 1. Die Feen (The Fairies): a first look inside Wagner's botanizing drum -- 2. A sin of Wagner's youth and a hymn to Carnival: Das Liebesverbot oder Die Novize von Palermo (The ban on love, or The novice of Palermo) -- 3. Defeating grand opera with its own weapons: Rienzi, der letzte der Tribunen (Rienzi, the last of the Tribunes) -- 4. Plain, meagre, gloomy?: Der fliegende Holländer, oder der Fluch des Willens (The flying Dutchman, or The curse of the will) -- 5. Tannhäuser und der S̈ngerkrieg auf der Wartburg (Tannhäuser and the singers' contest on the Wartburg): the art of moderation and Wagner's failure to achieve it -- 6. A floodlight on the world beyond, love without regret: Lohengrin -- 7. Tristan und Isolde: the chord of life -- 8. A plea for tolerance: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The mastersingers of Nuremberg) -- 9. Money, power or love? Painting the world in sunset colours: Der Ring des Nibelungen (The ring of the Nibelung) -- 10. An anti-Tristan composed in violet ink: Parsifal.
Summary, etc.:
"This book is based on conversations that took place between August 2010 and July 2011 in Bayreuth, Berlin, Salzburg and on the Attersee"--Acknowledgements (page 252).
Subject: Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883 > Criticism and interpretation.
Thielemann, Christian, 1959-

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