Because, hard as it is to be fair in the treatment of a controversial figure like Wagner, Derek Watson succeeds
Watson manages to balance the despicable character flaws of the composer with his incomparable musical genius. The final chapter in this book should be a required reading to all wagnerites. Because, hard as it is to be fair in the treatment of a controversial figure like Wagner, Derek Watson succeeds. He doesn't gloss over Wagner's bad habits, chief of which are his abuse of friends and supporters, his virulent anti-Semitism, his self-indulgence, and his continuing problems regarding his own money and the money of others. Yet Watson also balances these vices with a bigger picture of the man's incredible creative abilities.
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In this superb new biography, Derek Watson strips away the clouds of confusion and myth, the adoration and the hatred, that surround this remarkable life. The most authoritative biography to date. the most complete data, based on the largest number of primary sources. lively, interesting reading. A sympathetic, but coolheaded and thoroughly realistic appraisal of the monstrous genius, his times, his friends, his passions and his phobias.
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Richard Wagner wrote his first opera, "The Fairies," at the age of 21. He used all elements of theater, from music to lighting, to create "total art work. Learn more about the life of German composer Richard Wagner, who is famous for his complex operas and infamous for his anti-semitic writings, at Biography.
Richard Watson (born 1961) is an English author, lecturer and futurist known for his 2007 book Future Files: a Brief History of The Next 50 Years and for his infographics.
Richard Watson (born 1961) is an English author, lecturer and futurist known for his 2007 book Future Files: a Brief History of The Next 50 Years and for his infographics, especially his Trends & Technology Timeline 2010-2050 and the Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology 2015-2030.
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Author: Derek Watson ISBN 10: 046003166X. Title: Richard Wagner: A Biography Item Condition: used item in a very good condition. Published On: 1979-10-01 SKU: 6545-9780460031660. Read full description. By (author) Derek Watson.