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Wagner: His Life and Music (Unabridged)

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Wagner: His Life and Music (Unabridged)
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ISBN: 9781843797524
Download Size: 599 Mb
Running Time: 08:56:06
Digital UPC: 9781843797524

Release Date: January 2013
Originally recorded in 2013
Stephen Johnson
Stephen Johnson
Spoken Word

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Wagner: His Life and Music (Unabridged)
Stephen Johnson
Read by Stephen Johnson
Well over a century after Wagner's death, the man and his music are as controversial as ever. Praised for his profound insights into the workings of the human heart, he has also been condemned as a dangerous libertine, a proto-fascist and an arrogant bore. His vast four-part operatic Ring cycle has been elevated as one of the greatest achievements of western culture and dismissed as an unparalleled example of creative megalomania. This audiobook makes no attempt to gloss over the darker sides of Wagner's character, personally or artistically, but argues that the finer aspects of his vision transcend its flaws. It tells the story of an extraordinary life, and charts Wagner's development, from unpromising beginnings, into the creator of some of the most brilliantly innovatory and seductively beautiful music ever composed.

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