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    DescriptionRichard Wagner remains, almost 130 years after his death, the most controversial composer in the history of music. Creator of huge and hugely ambitious operas, which have an immense immediate impact, as well as providing food for endless thought and discussion, Wagner has had an influence on many fields outside music. In this lively pocket guide, Michael Tanner gives concise accounts of all his operas, showing how important it is to grasp the dramatic situations at every point, and indicating some of the key musical features. He also provides an outline of Wagner's astonishing life, and shows that he has often been unfairly criticised and made a scapegoat, especially for political events which took place long after his death. Key features include: Wagner - his life year by year; Wagner - his music work by work; things people said about Wagner; essential Wagner - ten great moments Wagner on CD and DVD; and, Wagner bibliography. This indispensable "Faber Pocket Guide" provides a wealth of insights into Wagner and is essential reading for anyone with an interest in both and the man and his music.

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    The Faber Pocket Guide to Wagner
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Tanner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 203 g
    ISBN 13: 9780571237364
    ISBN 10: 0571237363

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    BIC subject category V2: AVH, AVGC9
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25970
    BISAC V2.8: MUS050000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 782.1092
    BISAC V2.8: MUS028000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AVN, AVP, AVLF
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    Publication date
    15 April 2010
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    Author Information
    Michael Tanner was a lecturer in the Philosophy Faculty of the University of Cambridge for 36 years, and is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. He has been the opera critic of The Spectator since 1996, and reviews CDs and DVDs of music and opera widely. His life as a teacher was divided between philosophy and literature, though music has always been of at least equal importance to him.