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HardCover. Pub Date :2012-10-22 Pages: 320 Language: English Publisher: Thames Hudson Published in the run-up to the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth in 2013. and written by one of the most distinguished Wagner scholars in the world . this will be the Wagner book of the bicentenary. Richard Wagner (1813-1883) is one of the most influential - and also one of the most polarizing - composers in the history of music. Over the course of his long career. he produced a stream of spellbinding works that challenged musical convention through their richness and tonal experimentation. ultimately paving the way for modernism. This book presents an in-depth but easy-to-read overview of Wagner's life. work and times. Making use of the very latest scholarship - much of it undertaken by the author himself in connection with his editorship of The Wagner Journal - Millington reassess...

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