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

Author: Peter Conrad
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book to compare these two composers and cultural heroes, both of whom were born in 1813 and achieved huge national and inter- national renown in their lifetimes. Yet not only did they never meet, but the differences between them-in music, culture, environment, significance, and legacy-were profound. Peter Conrad begins his tale in a public park in Venice, home to a pair of statues of the composers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Richard Wagner; Giuseppe Verdi; Richard Wagner; Giuseppe Verdi; Giuseppe Verdi; Richard Wagner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Conrad
ISBN: 9780500515938 050051593X
OCLC Number: 861261050
Description: 384 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
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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