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The Complete Operas Of Richard Wagner
Wagner's operas can be counted among the most important works of art of the nineteenth century. But Wagner was a composer around whom violent artistic, political, and literary controversies raged during his lifetime. Even today, Wagner's music seems to arouse either adulation or antipathy. In The Complete Operas of Richard Wagner, as in the first four volumes of his famous ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 22nd 1993 by Da Capo Press
(first published 1990)
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I finished reading this book this morning but didn't feel comfortable reviewing it until tonight, after watching at least one Wagner opera. I must admit I enjoyed the book much more than my rating would indicate. I was expecting only a description of the operas, but there was a lot of biographical material included, as well as a lot of quotes from Wagner's writings and music critics contemporary with him. That really gives a sense of what these operas are about. And I certainly came away from th ...more
გარდა ვაგნერის ოპერების სრული ჩამონათვალისა ( სად და როდის დაიდგა პირველად, ვინ მონაწილეობდა მასში... ) ავტორი მოგვითხრობს კომპოზიტორის ბიოგრაფისასაც. როგორ ხდებოდა ოპერაზე მუშაობა, რა შთააგონებდა ვაგნერს და ა.შ. მოკლედ რომ ვთქვათ, ესაა წიგნი, რომელიც ყველა ჭეშმარიტად ჭეშმარიტი ვაგნერიანელის წიგნის თაროს დაამშვენებს.
Charles Thomas Osborne is a journalist, theatre and opera critic, poet and novelist. He was assistant editor of The London Magazine from 1958 until 1966, literature director of the Arts Council of Great Britain from 1971 until 1986, and chief theatre critic of Daily Telegraph (London) from 1986 to 1991. He is the only author the Agatha Christie Estate has ever allowed to produce adapted works in h ...moreMore about Charles Osborne...