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The Resource The Wagner clan : the saga of Germany's most illustrious and infamous family, Jonathan Carr

The Wagner clan : the saga of Germany's most illustrious and infamous family, Jonathan Carr

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The Wagner clan : the saga of Germany's most illustrious and infamous family
Title
The Wagner clan
Title remainder
the saga of Germany's most illustrious and infamous family
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Carr
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Richard Wagner was many things - composer, philosopher, philanderer, failed revolutionary, and virulent anti-Semite - and his descendants have carried on his complex legacy. Now, in The Wagner Clan, biographer Jonathan Carr retraces the path of the composer and his descendants with great verve. Along the way, Carr offers glimpses of Franz Liszt (whose illegitimate daughter, Cosima, became Wagner's wife); the "mad king" Ludwig II, who saved Wagner from penury by becoming his sponsor; Friedrich Nietzsche; Arthur Schopenhauer; Richard Strauss; Gustav Mahler; Alberto Toscanini; Joseph Goebbels; Hermann Goring; and the "Wolf" himself, Adolf Hitler, a passionate fan of the Master's music and close family friend who often dropped by their villa unannounced to regale Wagner's grandchildren with outlandish bedtime stories. Wagner's British-born daughter-in-law, Winifred, was a close friend of Hitler's - he is rumored to have penned Mein Kampf on stationary she delivered to him in prison - and seemed momentarily positioned to marry him after the death of her husband. All through the war the Bayreuth Festival, begun by the Master himself, was supported by Hitler, who filled the theater with his fighting men and SS officers. After the war's devastation, the festival was dark for a decade until Wagner's offspring - with characteristic ambition and cunning - revived it." "With the sweeping scope of a Wagnerian opera, The Wagner Clan stretches from the revolutions of 1848 to today, showing how the history of Europe and that of the Wagners are inextricably intertwined. Jonathan Carr has drawn on extensive interviews with members of the family and on rare archival material to deliver a riveting chronicle of the ascent, decline, and rehabilitation of the German nation and its most infamous family."--BOOK JACKET
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BTCTA
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1942-2008
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Carr, Jonathan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wagner family
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Wagner, Cosima
  • Wagner, Siegfried
  • Wagner, Winifred
  • Wagner, Wolfgang
  • Bayreuther Festspiele
  • Germany
Label
The Wagner clan : the saga of Germany's most illustrious and infamous family, Jonathan Carr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
156834858
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 409 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)156834858
Label
The Wagner clan : the saga of Germany's most illustrious and infamous family, Jonathan Carr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
156834858
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 409 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)156834858

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