Author: Derek Watson
Hardcover with dust jacket - Excellent condition, First edition.
Derek Watson's book on Richard Wagner provides a comprehensive overview of the life and work of this influential German composer. The book begins by examining Wagner's early life and education, tracing his development as a musician and his early successes as a composer. Watson then delves into Wagner's mature works, including his operas, music dramas, and other compositions, analyzing their themes, structure, and musical innovations. Throughout the book, Watson also explores the various controversies surrounding Wagner's life and work, including his personal relationships, his political beliefs, and his controversial views on race and culture. Overall, Watson's book offers a rich and nuanced portrait of one of the most important figures in the history of Western music.
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