The foremost authority on Wagner presents in this comprehensive volume all that the opera-goer, radio listener, music-love, and confirmed Wagnerite will wish to know about: The Flying Dutchman Tannhäuser Lohengrin Tristan and Isolde The Mastersingers of Nuremberg The Nibelung’s Ring The Rhinegold The Valkyrie Siegfried The Twilight of the Gods Parsifal
Newman’s complete grasp of his is clear at every turn, as are his wit and sheer writing ability. He lards his treatment of the stories, texts, and music of the operas and music dramas with biographical and historical materials acquired in the process of completing his numerous book on Wagner the man, including the magisterial Life of Richard Wagner, of which the fourth and final volume was published in 1946.
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Published by Knopf Jul 03, 2013| 736 Pages| ISBN 9780307830845