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Richard Wagner: The Man, His Mind and His Music

3.68  ·  Rating Details  ·  34 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Ranging far beyond the bounds of conventional biography and music history, this book examines the cultural background of Wagner’s art, including the nether regions of nationalism and racism. New Introduction by the Author. Index; photographs.
Paperback, 544 pages
Published June 25th 1990 by Mariner Books (first published January 1st 1968)
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Isidore
Mar 11, 2013 Isidore rated it it was ok
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Gutman's sardonic, sometimes gossipy account of Wagner's life (forget the subtitle, since coverage of "the mind" and "the music" is slapdash and erratic) will either delight you with its biting sarcasm or irritate you with its indifference to the ideal of scholarly detachment and objectivity. I've owned it for decades, and formerly belonged to the camp of the delighted; these days, I wish that Gutman offered a variety of viewpoints and interpretations, rather than unfailingly opting for those wh ...more
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Dec 23, 2013 Sara marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Seeing the Met's latest production of Die Walküre motivated me to read about Wagner. Nietzsche wrote: "as the Orpheus of all secret misery, he is greater than anyone."
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Apr 03, 2009 tracy rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful book, really exposes Wagner's personality and his relationships to other great composers, philosophers, conductors, and politicians of his day.
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