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Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

John Deathridge


This book presents a different and critical view of Richard Wagner based on recent research that does not shy away from some unpalatable truths about this most controversial of composers in the canon of Western music. The book discusses authoritatively what Wagner did, said, and wrote, drawing from abundant material already well known but also from less familiar sources, including hitherto seldom discussed letters and diaries and previously unpublished musical sketches. At the same time, the book suggests that a true estimation of Wagner does not lie in an all too easy condemnation of his many ... More

Keywords: Wagner research, Western music, Wagner's life, Wagner's writing, letters, diaries, musical sketches, stage works, Wagner's achievements

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780520254534
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520254534.001.0001


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John Deathridge, author

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