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Bayreuth: A History of the Wagner Festival
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Publication date May 1, 1994
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300057775
ISBN-10 0300057776
Dimensions 1 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 2.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $65.00
Other format details university press
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Providing a frank and overall account of the history of the Wagner festival, a critical analysis of its performers, productions, and enthusiasts establishes its remarkable beginnings, controversial associations, and surprising successes.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The operatic festival Richard Wagner founded at Bayreuth in 1876 is the oldest, most famous and most influential in the world. Its productions and musical standards have been a model for opera houses everywhere, and Bayreuth has become a place of pilgrimage for music lovers, and the ultimate objective for singers and conductors. The story of the festival is however not just about an opera house but about a family, a society and an art form. The creation of a fervent German chauvinist, Bayreuth came to epitomize the tortured development of the German nation after unification in 1871. The festival became a citadel of racism and reaction, and the cultural showpiece of the Third Reich and Hitler's artistic centre. Here for the first time is a full-scale, serious, narrative account of the festival, based on wide-ranging research and interviews, which explains the political, managerial, social and artistic context of the Festival. It provides candid, sharply-etched portraits of the members of the Wagner family, their friends, enemies and critics, and of the controversy that has characterised it for over a century.

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from Yale Univ Pr (May 1, 1994)
9780300057775 | details & prices | 7.00 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.50 lbs | List price $65.00
About: Providing an overall account of the history of the Wagner festival, a critical analysis of its performers, productions, and enthusiasts establishes its remarkable beginnings, controversial associations, and surprising successes
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from Yale Univ Pr (April 1, 1996)
9780300066654 | details & prices | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $34.00
About: Providing an overall account of the history of the Wagner festival, a critical analysis of its performers, productions, and enthusiasts establishes its remarkable beginnings, controversial associations, and surprising successes

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