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Wagner as man & artist

Author: Ernest Newman
Publisher: Garden City, New York : Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., [1937] ©1924
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Newman, Ernest, 1868-1959.
Wagner as man & artist.
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City Pub. Co. [1937]
(OCoLC)651729789
Named Person: Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Newman
OCLC Number: 528379
Notes: Originally published 1914.
"Synthetic table of Wagner's life and works and synchronous events": pages 373-394.
Description: xv, 399 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. General credibility of "Mein Leben" --
The Hornstein case --
The Lachner case --
The Hanslick case. The man. Childhood --
The Apel correspondence --
Dislike of critics --
Asperities of temper --
Minna and the Wagnerians : the case of Fips --
Wagner and Minna --
The Jessie Laussot episode --
In love with Minna --
After marriage --
The Mathilde Wesendonck affair --
His dual nature --
Later loves --
Cosima von Bülow --
Contrarieties of character : love of luxury --
Egoism in friendship --
General characteristics. The artist in theory. His early Italianism --
Coming to himself --
The awakening in Paris --
Æsthetic principles --
Essay on the overture --
Fermentation in Dresden --
Political and artistic ideals --
"Art and revolution" --
"The art-work of the future" --
"Opera and drama" --
His insensitiveness to the other arts --
The musician dominating the poet --
Wagner and Beethoven --
Beethoven a tone-poet --
Symphonic and dramatic form --
Wagner's symphonic lineage --
Poetic music and the programme --
Contradictions between theory and practice. The artist in practice. The early miscellaneous works --
The earliest operas --
The operas of the second period --
The mature artist. The "philosophy" of the operas ; The new style of the "Ring" ; The early leit-motive in the "Ring" ; The later condensation of the leit-motive ; Singularities in his use of the leit-motive ; The voice and the orchestra ; Poetry, drama, and music ; The pregnancy of his themes ; His power of dramatic characterisation ; The pictorial element in his music ; Some general characteristics of his style ; "Parsifal" ; His linage and posterity --
Appendix A. The racial origin of Wagner --
Appendix B, Wagner and super-Wagner.
Other Titles: Wagner as man and artist
Responsibility: by Ernest Newman.

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