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The Wagner clan : the saga of Germany's most illustrious and infamous family, Jonathan Carr

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The Wagner clan : the saga of Germany's most illustrious and infamous family
Title
The Wagner clan
Title remainder
the saga of Germany's most illustrious and infamous family
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Carr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A family saga that mirrors Germany's rise, fall, and resurrection. Richard Wagner was many things--composer, philosopher, philanderer, failed revolutionary, and virulent anti-Semite--and his descendants have carried on his complex legacy. Here, biographer Jonathan Carr retraces the path of the renowned composer and his descendants, showing how its history and that of Europe are intertwined. Along the way, Carr offers glimpses of Franz Liszt (whose illegitimate daughter Cosima married Wagner); Friedrich Nietzsche; Arthur Schopenhauer; Alberto Toscanini; Joseph Goebbels; Hermann Göring; and Adolf Hitler, a passionate fan of the Master's music and an adopted uncle to Wagner's grandchildren. All through the war the Bayreuth Festival, begun by the Master himself, was supported by Hitler, who had to fill out the meager audience with fighting men and SS officers. After the war, the festival was dark for a decade until Wagner's offspring--with characteristic ambition and cunning--revived it.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1942-2008
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Carr, Jonathan
Dewey number
  • 782.1092/243
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
DD85
LC item number
.C37
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wagner family
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Wagner, Cosima
  • Wagner, Siegfried
  • Wagner, Winifred
  • Wagner, Wolfgang
  • Bayreuther Festspiele
  • Opera producers and directors
  • Germany
Label
The Wagner clan : the saga of Germany's most illustrious and infamous family, Jonathan Carr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibilographical references (pages 353-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky200923382
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 409 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139757
Lccn
2011560972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables
Label
The Wagner clan : the saga of Germany's most illustrious and infamous family, Jonathan Carr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibilographical references (pages 353-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky200923382
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 409 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139757
Lccn
2011560972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables

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