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The Wagner clan
A family saga that mirrors Germany"s rise, fall, and resurrection. Richard Wagner was many things--composer, philosopher, philanderer, failed revolutionary, and virulent anti-Semite--and his descendants have carried on his complex legacy. Here, biographer Jonathan Carr retraces the path of the renowned composer and his descendants, showing how its history and that of Europe are intertwined. Along the way, Carr offers glimpses of Franz Liszt (whose illegitimate daughter Cosima married Wagner); Friedrich Nietzsche; Arthur Schopenhauer; Alberto Toscanini; Joseph Goebbels; Hermann Göring; and Adolf Hitler, a passionate fan of the Master"s music and an adopted uncle to Wagner"s grandchildren. All through the war the Bayreuth Festival, begun by the Master himself, was supported by Hitler, who had to fill out the meager audience with fighting men and SS officers. After the war, the festival was dark for a decade until Wagner"s offspring--with characteristic ambition and cunning--revived it.--From publisher description.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-371) and index.
|LC Classifications||ML410.W196 C37 2007|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 409 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||409|
|LC Control Number||2011560972|
Isolde Beidler (born Isolde von Bülow: 10 April – 7 February ) was the third of the five stepchildren and children of the composer Richard Wagner and his wife, who is generally known as Cosima Wagner (though the two of them married only in ). Isolde herself married the Swiss-born conductor Franz Beidler () and was the mother of author Franz Wilhelm Beidler ( Born: Isolde Josefa Ludovika von Bülow, 10 April . For well over a century the Wagner clan has run the Bayreuth Festival and played host to many of the greatest and ghastliest figures in the arts and politics. Its members have also regularly battled one another - indeed, with its jealousy, greed, passion and intrigue the Wagner family saga is as riveting as any opera. Drawing on extensive interviews with members of the family and on both Author: Jonathan Carr.
According to Jonathan Carr, author of the forthcoming book The Wagner Clan, Hitler himself was obsessed by "the Master". But the party faithful were not, and had to be dragged kicking and Author: Charlotte Higgins. Your next book is The Wagner Compendium: A Guide to Wagner’s Life and Music (). Why have you chosen this? Because it’s compendious. It does have a lot of contributors, edited by Barry Millington. He has some useful things in there, like a very good chapter about mistakes that everybody makes about Wagner, for example, that more books have been written about Wagner than anyone else in.
The Wagner Clan. Jonathan Carr. Faber and Faber. [pounds sterling] xvii + pages. ISBN This is Mr Carr's fourth book on Germany and here he is concerned with one of Germany's most important non-royal families. It follows in the . Carr, Jonathan: The Wagner Clan: The Saga of Germany's Most Illustrious and Infamous Family. Atlantic Monthly Press, Atlantic Monthly Press, ISBN
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The Wagner Clan is a riveting chronicle of the ascent, decline, and rehabilitation of the German nation and its most infamous family.
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The Wagner clan. [Jonathan Carr] -- Through two world wars, Nazi dictatorship and foreign occupation, the Wagner clan - Germany's most famous family - has played host to many of the greatest and ghastliest figures in the arts and.
An Economist Best Book ofJonathan Carr’s The Wagner Clan proves, with the sweeping scope of a Wagnerian opera, that the history of Europe and that of the infamous composer’s family are inextricably intertwined. Carr presents not only Richard Wagner himself— musician, philosopher, philanderer, failed revolutionary, and virulent anti-Semite—but also a colorful cast of 5/5(1).
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 renowned composer and his descendants. Editions for The Wagner Clan: (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in Cited by: 6.
An Economist Best Book ofJonathan Carr's The Wagner Clan proves, with the sweeping scope of a Wagnerian opera, that the history of Europe and that of the infamous composer's family are inextricably intertwined. Carr presents not only Richard Wagner himself-- musician, philosopher, philanderer, failed revolutionary, and virulent anti-Semite--but also a colorful cast of historical figures 5/5(1).
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Yet Wagner’s operas remain immensely popular, despite the sins of his family. And perhaps here lies the only shortcoming of “The Wagner Clan.” Carr. The Wagner Clan By JONATHAN CARR. Reviewed by Alexandra Mullen / Ma Share.
Richard Wagner, it is claimed, is one of those magnetic cultural figures who either attracts or repels: you’re either a true believer or a deep hater. Friedrich Nietzsche was both, although not even his gymnastic intelligence could manage to be both at the Author: Alexandra Mullen.
Through a massive amount of homework and auditions, I managed to read Jonathan Carr's The Wagner Clan: The Saga of Germany's Most Illustrious and Infamous Family in between. For Wagner lovers, this book is filled with the gleaming treasures of the Wagner family history.
It uncovers not only Richard and Cosima's ordeals, but also Siegfried and his siblings. Richard Wagner (rĬkh´ärt väg´nər), –83, German composer, g.
Life and Work Wagner was reared in a theatrical family, had a classical education, and began composing at He studied harmony and the works of Beethoven and in became chorus master of the theater at Würzburg, the first of a series of theatrical positions.
The Wagner Clan Highly recommended: Jonathan Carr´s book The Wagner Clan telling the story of Richard Wagner´s descendants and the (eternal?) struggle for power in the family (read: Struggle for control of the Bayreuth Festival).
Very entertaining reading with essential background information for those interested in Wagner related : Mostly Opera. The author finds Richard Wagner (–83) a testament to genius unaccompanied by character.
Wagner, Carr avers, managed to betray or double-cross nearly everyone he had dealings with of any kind, from “Mad” King Ludwig of Bavaria, a long-suffering patron, to his doting second wife Cosima, illegitimate daughter of the composer Franz : Jonathan Carr. The correct answer may be all of the above and that's just part of what makes Jonathan Carr's The Wagner Clan so intriguing a read.
The rest of the allure derives from the Wagner family themselves. The book's subtitle is "The Saga of Germany's Most Illustrious and. Adventures of the Wagner Clan. likes 14 talking about this.
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Now the /10(99).An Economist Best Book ofJonathan Carr's The Wagner Clan proves, with the sweeping scope of a Wagnerian opera, that the history of Europe and that .Culture > Books > Reviews The Wagner Clan, by Jonathan Carr Plots, counterplots, backstabbings and double-dealings – it's business as usual for the Wagners at Bayreuth.