Wagner and His Works: The Story of His Life with Critical Comments (Volume One), Volume 1

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The Minerva Group, Inc., 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
A lively and provocative study of the great composer and his works. Mr. Finck's established reputation as a musical scholar, thorough familiarity with Wagner literature, and interesting style, give his book a marked and permanent value. It is the result of many years' special study, and is both a full review of Wagner's life, the dramatic episodes of which are treated with unusual fullness, and a summary and critical analysis of the musical and poetic contents of his writings, rich in anecdote and apposite quotation. This title is cited and recommended by Books for College Libraries and the Catalogue of the Lamont Library, Harvard College.
 

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Contents

PRELUDEPOETIC PROPHESIES
1
RICHARD WAGNERS CHILDHOOD
10
THE FIRST OPERAS
35
KöNIGSBERG AND RIGA
51
FIRST VISIT TO PARIS
65
RIENZI IN DRESIDEN
93
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
115
WAGNER AS ROYAL CONDUCTOR
144
REVOLUTION ARTISTIC AND POLITICAL
199
LOHENGRIN AT WEIMAR
235
PROGREss or LohengRIN
271
CRITICAL PHILISTINEs AND PRoPHErs
277
LITERARY PERIOD
288
WELDING THE NIBELUNGS RING Composition of Rheingold i
348
A FAusr Overture
412
WAS WAGNER A GREAT CONDUCTOR P
420

TANNHAUSER IN DRESDEN
168

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