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ISBN:
0521359007
Author:
Andrew Gray
Category:
Music
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press; New Ed edition (September 25, 1987)
Pages:
800 pages
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Richard Wagner: My Life.

The second floor, which was quite self- contained and very quiet, offered us humble but adequate accommodations for a modest rent. I arrived early in the morning and found Minna still in bed. She was anxious to know whether I had returned simply out of pity; but I quickly succeeded in obtaining her promise that she would never again refer to what had taken place.

My Life, Volume I PREFACE The contents of these volumes have been written down directly from my dictation, over . My uncle's marriage late in life, and the starting of his new home, brought about a marked alteration in his relations to my family.

My Life, Volume I PREFACE The contents of these volumes have been written down directly from my dictation, over a period of several. After a lapse of a year I was taken by him to Leipzig, and handed over for some days to the Wagners, my own father's relatives, consisting of my uncle Adolph and his sister Friederike Wagner. This extraordinarily interesting man, whose influence afterwards became ever more stimulating to me, now for the first time brought himself and his singular environment into my life.

If one wants the composer's insights on the various encounters he has when bringing his music to life, this is one book you must read. At times it is tediously detailed but the "devil is in the details

If one wants the composer's insights on the various encounters he has when bringing his music to life, this is one book you must read. At times it is tediously detailed but the "devil is in the details. It is impossible to understand the man and his world without reading this personal insight. He was, above all other things, one of the foremost musical geniuses that changed the face of opera forever. The consummate Wagner student must, at some time in his study read this book, cover to cover.

Given the intended readership and the circumstances of its composition it is hardly surprising that Wagner should either omit or distort facts from time to time: he does not linger over previous affairs, he portrays his relationship with his first wife, Minna, as a good deal more distant than it really was and he plays down his involvement in the Dresden uprising of. 1849.

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (/ˈvɑːɡnər/ VAHG-nər, German: (listen); 22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his mature works . .

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (/ˈvɑːɡnər/ VAHG-nər, German: (listen); 22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his mature works were later known, "music dramas"). Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.

GRAY-Andrew L. Wagner friends mourn the death of the translator of Richard Wagner's ''My Life''. His scholarship will keep his name alive, and those who loved him will love him always. Continue reading the main story. Go to Home Page . news.

Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883; Gray, Andrew . 1931-2001; Whittall, Mary. Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883, Composers. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press.

This reprint is of the first English paperback edition of Richard Wagner's autobiography. This is a primary document of enormous importance for all Wagner enthusiasts, being virtually the sole source of information of the composer's childhood and youth. Written for Wagner's second wife, Cosima, and his patron, King Ludwig II, the autobiography runs from the composer's birth up to the eve of his fifty-first birthday in 1864. Given the intended readership and the circumstances of its composition it is hardly surprising that Wagner should either omit or distort facts from time to time: he does not linger over previous affairs, he portrays his relationship with his first wife, Minna, as a good deal more distant than it really was and he plays down his involvement in the Dresden uprising of 1849. Despite all this, the book presents a panoramic view of Wagner's times and contemporaries and offers a unique perspective on the operas themselves. This translation is of the complete edition published in Munich in 1963 and based on the manuscript in the Wagner Archives in Bayreuth. Wagner's slips of memory are noted, as are references to obscure names and events.
  • Maucage
Monumental both in creativity and egotism, Richard Wagner drafted an autobiography that is amazingly accurate with not too many exaggerations by the author. If one wants the composer's insights on the various encounters he has when bringing his music to life, this is one book you must read. At times it is tediously detailed but the "devil is in the details." It is impossible to understand the man and his world without reading this personal insight. He was, above all other things, one of the foremost musical geniuses that changed the face of opera forever. The consummate Wagner student must, at some time in his study read this book, cover to cover.
  • Worla
A gift for my hubby, he was very pleased :)
  • Nawenadet
This was a turgid book if ever there was one. I couldn't finish it. In his own words, Richard Wagner comes across as pompous,arrogant, self-centered, not very bright and boring to death. He may have been a musical genius, depending on whom one consults, but I certainly had no use for, and could not spend much time with the unpleasant person in this book. Maybe someone else's biography of him might be a bit more interesting and enlightening, but he should have kept his hands off trying to write his own.
  • THOMAS
It took almost 6 months to finish. I gave up so many occasions but I managed to finish.
  • Doomredeemer
Wagner's autobiography is direct in style (as opposed to some of his more prose-like essays). We really get to know the motivations and challenges that he faced. It's an inspiring book, showing how his bull-like determination was able to make him a musical legend. Moreover, the book is an important historical anecdote. We read first-hand accounts of the tumultuous events of 1848 in Germany, as well as a host of famous figures in that time period: i.e. Liszt.

In short, it's one of the best autobiographies I've ever read. It's perfect for individuals who aspire to be great and have a passion for the beautiful things in life.