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Life of Richard Wagner, Volume 1: 1813-1848

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 14, 2013
Price: $25.99

From renowned music critic and musicologist Ernest Newman comes the first of four volumes chronicling the life of legendary German composer Richard Wagner. This first volume takes us through the early years of Richard’s life: his birth in Leipzig; his childhood in Dresden and the sparks of his interest in music... Read more >

Life of R Wagner Vol 2

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 647 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 25, 2014
Price: $18.99

From renowned music critic and musicologist Ernest Newman comes the second of four volumes chronicling the life of legendary German composer Richard Wagner. Volume II carries the story from 1848 to 1860. It describes the important, formative years in Wagner's life and reconstructs his role in the Dresden rising of 1849... Read more >

Life of R Wagner Vol 3

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 606 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 25, 2014
Price: $18.99

From renowned music critic and musicologist Ernest Newman comes the third of four volumes chronicling the life of legendary German composer Richard Wagner. Volume III covers the years 1859-66 including the Tannhäuser debacle in Paris, the crisis with Minna, the first production of Tristan und Isolde and the flight from Munich.

Originally published between 1933 and 1947, Newman’s... Read more >

Life of R Wagner Vol 4

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 768 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 25, 2014
Price: $18.99

From renowned music critic and musicologist Ernest Newman comes the final of four volumes chronicling the life of legendary German composer Richard Wagner. Volume IV completes the story from 1866 to Wagner's death in 1883. It covers the composition of Die Meistersinger and Parsifal, the completion of the Ring, Wagner's marriage to Cosima Liszt von Bülow... Read more >

More Stories of Famous Operas

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 592 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $15.99

This book contains the definitive treatment of the stories, texts, and music of Turandot, Gianni Schicchi, The Barber of Bagdad, Thaïs, Eugen Onegin, Prince Igor, The Golden Cockerel, Elektra, Orfeo ed Euridice, Lakmé, Les Huguenots, Così fan tutte, The Seraglio, Les Troyens, Don Pasquale, La Juive, Manon, Falstaff, Louise, Pelléas and... Read more >

Musical Motley

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 10, 2013
Price: $17.99

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Seventeen Famous Operas

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 688 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 1, 2013
Price: $18.99

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Wagner Operas

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 736 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 3, 2013
Price: $20.99

The foremost authority on Wagner presents in this comprehensive volume all that the opera-goer, radio listener, music-love, and confirmed Wagnerite will wish to know about:

The Flying Dutchman
Tannhäuser
Lohengrin
Tristan and Isolde
The Mastersingers of Nuremberg
The Nibelung’s Ring
The Rhinegold
The Valkyrie
Siegfried
The Twilight of the Gods
Parsifal

Newman’s complete grasp of his is clear at every turn, as... Read more >
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