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The Resource Twilight of the Wagners : the unveiling of a family's legacy, Gottfried Wagner ; English translation by Della Couling

Twilight of the Wagners : the unveiling of a family's legacy, Gottfried Wagner ; English translation by Della Couling

Label
Twilight of the Wagners : the unveiling of a family's legacy
Title
Twilight of the Wagners
Title remainder
the unveiling of a family's legacy
Statement of responsibility
Gottfried Wagner ; English translation by Della Couling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • "Richard Wagner's great-grandson Gottfried Wagner, born after the end of World War II, was taught to worship his great-grandfather as a cultural ancestor of all of Germany. Perhaps no one took Richard Wagner's polemics more to heart than Adolf Hitler, for whom the musician was a foundational influence."--Jacket
  • "In Gottfried Wagner's memoir, Twilight of the Wagners: The Unveiling of a Family's Legacy, Hitler is an inescapable presence, as he was in Gottfried's family - one of the many specters haunting the Wagner estate, though young Gottfried wondered if he was the only one who could see them. One afternoon he discovered old photographs and oil paintings of Hitler among the family memorabilia. Warned never to mention the pictures to anyone, he became an unwilling coconspirator in his family's secret."--BOOK JACKET
  • "Gottfried Wagner reclaimed his voice during adolescence and began an impassioned crusade in adulthood to examine the hatred and racism he knew growing up in Bayreuth. Although disinherited and ostracized by his father, Gottfried has become an outspoken critic of Richard Wagner's legacy and a champion of greater understanding between Germans and Holocaust survivors worldwide. With a judicious eye for detail, a sweeping sense of conscience, and the determination to redeem himself and his past, Gottfried Wagner lays bare the sins of this powerful family."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wagner, Gottfried
Dewey number
  • 782.1/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML429.W134
LC item number
A3 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antisemitism
  • Opera producers and directors
  • Wagner, Gottfried
  • Wagner family
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Bayreuther Festspiele
Label
Twilight of the Wagners : the unveiling of a family's legacy, Gottfried Wagner ; English translation by Della Couling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-303) 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
Contents
Wagner family tree -- Villa Wahnfried -- New directions -- The will to power I -- The anti-semitism of the Wagner family, 1850-1945 -- The will to power II -- The Richard Wagner Foundation -- The will to power III -- Winifred's film -- The festival centenary -- In search of myself -- On the trail of Kurt Weill -- The long arm of Bayreuth -- Return to Germany -- Teresina -- The monastery and the bank -- My Italian wedding -- Back to the culture jungle -- Bonn and Orange -- On the road with Nietzsche, Wagner, and Liszt -- Hitler and Wagner? -- Israel -- Father's last letter -- The ban from Bayreuth -- Anti-semitism and opera business -- Eugenio, my son -- On tour with Richard Wagner's anti-semitism -- The post-holocaust dialogue group : and in the beginning was Auschwitz
Control code
40762853
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Picador USA ed.
Extent
viii, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312199579
Lccn
99019715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Twilight of the Wagners : the unveiling of a family's legacy, Gottfried Wagner ; English translation by Della Couling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-303) 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
Contents
Wagner family tree -- Villa Wahnfried -- New directions -- The will to power I -- The anti-semitism of the Wagner family, 1850-1945 -- The will to power II -- The Richard Wagner Foundation -- The will to power III -- Winifred's film -- The festival centenary -- In search of myself -- On the trail of Kurt Weill -- The long arm of Bayreuth -- Return to Germany -- Teresina -- The monastery and the bank -- My Italian wedding -- Back to the culture jungle -- Bonn and Orange -- On the road with Nietzsche, Wagner, and Liszt -- Hitler and Wagner? -- Israel -- Father's last letter -- The ban from Bayreuth -- Anti-semitism and opera business -- Eugenio, my son -- On tour with Richard Wagner's anti-semitism -- The post-holocaust dialogue group : and in the beginning was Auschwitz
Control code
40762853
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Picador USA ed.
Extent
viii, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312199579
Lccn
99019715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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