Wagner

His Life and Music
CD - unabridged
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: DD9617
Released: May 07, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781843797517
Narrator/s: Stephen Johnson
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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Description

Well over a century after Wagner's death, the man and his music are as controversial as ever. Praised for his profound insights into the workings of the human heart, he has also been condemned as a dangerous libertine, a proto-fascist and an arrogant bore. His vast four-part operatic Ring cycle has been elevated as one of the greatest achievements of western culture and dismissed as an unparalleled example of creative megalomania. This audiobook makes no attempt to gloss over the darker sides of Wagner's character, personally or artistically, but argues that the finer aspects of his vision transcend its flaws. It tells the story of an extraordinary life, and charts Wagner's development, from unpromising beginnings, into the creator of some of the most brilliantly innovatory and seductively beautiful music ever composed.

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CD
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Author(s): Stephen Johnson
Narrator(s): Stephen Johnson
Product Number DD46352
Released: Oct 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094017129
eAudio
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Author(s): Stephen Johnson
Narrator(s): Stephen Johnson
Product Number Z100011524
Released: May 13, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843797524

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