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ISBN: 0685148246
Author: Ernest Newman
Language: English
Publisher: Reprint Services Corp (June 1, 1992)
Category: Music
Subcategory: Art
Rating: 4.8
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But the real standout is Newman's prose: Balanced and incredbly hilarious and witty like no other biographer I've ever read.

00! On this auspicious occasion I have decided, finally, after nearly 30 years to begin re-reading this great biography. I am enjoying it as I write. But the real standout is Newman's prose: Balanced and incredbly hilarious and witty like no other biographer I've ever read. It is a funny book! Wagner was a con man musician like no other (and yes I adore I his music).

I read Newman's Wagner biography many years ago but took it out from the library

00! On this auspicious occasion I have decided, finally, after nearly 30 years to begin re-reading this great biography. I read Newman's Wagner biography many years ago but took it out from the library.

The Life of Richard Wagner, Volume 4: 1866-1883. Life of Wagner Vol 1 (v. 1). E. Newman. The detail with which Newman covers every aspect of his subject is unparalleled, and the quality of his writing is consistently high.

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Ernest Newman's four-volume Life of Wagner, originally published between 1933 and 1947, remains a classic work of biography. Newman was aware that no biography can ever claim to be complete or completely accurate: 'The biographer can at no stage hope to have reached the.

Newman's largest work was The Life of Richard Wagner, in four volumes, published .

Newman's largest work was The Life of Richard Wagner, in four volumes, published between 1933 and 1947. Ernest Newman", Obituary notice, The Observer, 12 July 1959, p. 10. ^ The Guardian Obituary notice, 8 July 1959, p. 5. ^ a b c d The Times, Obituary notice, 8 July 1959, p. 8.

Volume I, 1813-1848, xxvii, 512. xxxi pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Supported by. 2. THE LIFE OF RICHARD WAGNER; Ernest Newman's Biography of the Composer Is Rich in New Material THE LIFE OF RICHARD WAGNER. THE uninterrupted flux of books about Wagner - biographies, collections of letters, analyses and all the rest - has already been increased and doubtless will be further increased this year because it is the fiftieth anniversary of his death Already four new biographies have appeared since November, and the year is still young.

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It is unfortunate that this magisterial biography of Richard Wagner is out of print. Without question, in breadth, depth, and literary style this is the best biography of Der Meister ever written. Like Wagner's music, its effect is hypnotic; once started you have to finish it-all 2,000 plus pages of it. I read it during one summer back in 1983. If you like Wagner you MUST read this.

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luisRED
It is unfortunate that this magisterial biography of Richard Wagner is out of print. Without question, in breadth, depth, and literary style this is the best biography of Der Meister ever written. Like Wagner's music, its effect is hypnotic; once started you have to finish it--all 2,000 plus pages of it. I read it during one summer back in 1983. Foolishly, I sold my 4-volume set long ago and only repurchased it on this web site a few days ago. I was lucky to get a great price. If you like Wagner you MUST read this. If you can't afford one, skip a mortgage payment--it'll be worth it--artistically speaking. A perfect companion to this is Solti's studio recording of Der Ring from 1959-1965--another hundred or so. Everything for Art!

Additional comments, June, 2012:

Good news! Newman's 4-volume Life of Richard Wagner will be re-issued On January 1, 2013 for @ $144.00! On this auspicious occasion I have decided, finally, after nearly 30 years to begin re-reading this great biography. I am enjoying it as I write.
in waiting
I read Newman's Wagner biography many years ago but took it out from the library. I assumed it would always be in print so I could buy a copy whenever I wanted to. Unfortunately, it went out of print for many years, until recently. Now that it's back, I grabbed the opportunity to order it. It's indispensable for all Wagnerites. The detail with which Newman covers every aspect of his subject is unparalleled, and the quality of his writing is consistently high. My only reservation is that, since the book was written in the 1930's and 1940's, some newer information has come out. It doesn't invalidate Newman's conclusions, but it is advisable to also read one of the newer biographies, such as Millington's, to get an idea of current Wagner scholarship. Nonetheless, no current book can quite equal what Newman did--it's still the standard work.
Deorro
I can only add my enthusiasm to the previous review- This is one of the two greatest biographies I have ever read (the other? Boswell's Johnson). This is lavish to the extreme, Newman covers it all, everyone is here, endless footnotes, gossip, stories... But the real standout is Newman's prose: Balanced and incredbly hilarious and witty like no other biographer I've ever read. It is a funny book! Wagner was a con man musician like no other (and yes I adore I his music). On one occasion Newman comments about Wagner attending "A quite mythical concert tour of Russia in the near future." And mucho goings on about Wagner's famous money mooching and disregard for all concerns except those concerning himself. I too know plenty of people who don't pay their bills but, hey, they're not writing Operas in their spare time. The only question I have is why has this book never been re-printed? This is one of my desert island books. Why isn't there a zillion comments about how great it is? That you must buy this book if you have any feelings for dear Richard and love wonderful writing. Better in leaps and bounds than anything by Shaw. A definite buy!
Went Tyu
Certainly the near-definitive biography of Wagner in 4 volumes that are eminently readable, but it's too bad Newman was so wrong-headed about Nietzsche in this last volume. I'm very glad he didn't write the book about Nietzsche that he supposedly once planned.

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