My Life with Wagner (Hardcover)

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My Life with Wagner: Fairies, Rings, and Redemption: Exploring Opera`s Most Enigmatic Composer (Hardcover)

One of today`s most outstanding conductors, Christian Thielemann, composes a brilliant account of the great and controversial Richard Wagner.

Over a distinguished career conducting some of the world`s finest orchestras, Christian Thielemann has earned a reputation as the leading modern interpreter of Richard Wagner.

My Life with Wagner chronicles his ardent personal and professional engagement with the great composer, whose work has shaped his thinking and feeling from early childhood. Thielemann retraces his journey around the world with Wagner.

From Berlin to Bayreuth via Venice, Hamburg, and Chicago and combines his analysis with revealing insights drawn from his many years of experience as a Wagner conductor.

Thielemann discusses each of Wagner`s operas in turn, and his appraisal is illuminated by a deep affinity for the music, an intimate knowledge of the scores, and the inside perspective of a world-class practitioner. And yet for all the adulation Wagner`s art inspires, Thielemann does not shy away from unpalatable truths about the man himself, explaining why today Wagner is venerated and reviled in equal measure.

My Life with Wagner is a richly rewarding read for admirers of a composer who continues to fascinate long after his death.

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books; 1 edition (May 3, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches
     

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