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Lauritz Melchior: Golden Age of Bayreuth

Item# 1000005494


Lauritz Melchior: Golden Age of Bayreuth
by Ib Melchior
With text and photographs from the scrapbook of Lauritz Melchior

When the Bayreuth Festivals reopened I 1924—after ten years of silence—they were dominated by Lauritz Melchior, called by critic Paul Hume “…not the world’s greatest Wagner tenor…the only one!” Melchior’s vocal achievements seem to have gone beyond what is humanly possible. His son Ib reveals to us a man who was larger than life in still another way—a man as good as he was great.

The book also includes never-before-published photographs from the scrapbook of Lauritz Melchior, annotated index, and CD.

“…a captivatingly illustrated and told masterpiece of music lore steeped in history and peppered with unforgettable anecdotes. A stirring tribute by a son to his father.” – Leo A. Handel, BIEN Review May 2003

About the Author:
Ib Melchior, the son of the late Wagnerian tenor Lauritz Melchior, lives in the Hollywood Hills.  As a director, Melchior has won several national awards for television and documentary film short subjects that he wrote, directed, and produced.  He is the author of best-selling, critically acclaimed novels.
 

  • Hardcover book plus CD
  • Publisher: Baskerville Publishers (2003)
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 10 inches

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