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Verdi and/or Wagner : two men, two worlds, two centuries

Author: Peter Conrad
Publisher: New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An exploration of the lives and works of Verdi and Wagner as well as their respective legacies to the present day, written by a noted cultural critic."--Amazon.com.
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Named Person: Giuseppe Verdi; Richard Wagner; Giuseppe Verdi; Richard Wagner
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Conrad
ISBN: 9780500515938 050051593X
OCLC Number: 721888455
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 384 pages : illustrations, some of which are in color ; 25 cm
Contents: Counterparts --
National characters --
Maestro, meister, muses --
Duets or dualities --
A death and a regeneration --
Their second century.
Responsibility: Peter Conrad.

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Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, the two greatest operatic composers of their time, had everything and nothing in common. Their achievements were comparable, but their personalities, their  Read more...

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Epic in scope. . . . An intriguing . . . study in contrasts. For opera buffs, cultural critics, and fans. "

 
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