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    DescriptionMusical genius, polemicist, explosive personality--that was the nineteenth-century German composer Richard Wagner, who paid as much attention to his reputation as to his genius. Often maddening, and sometimes called mad, Wagner wrote with the same intensity that characterized his music. The letters and essays collected in Judaism in Music and Other Essays were published during the 1850s and 1860s, the period when he was chiefly occupied with the creation of The Ring of the Nibelung. Highlighting this collection is the notorious 1850 article "Judaism in Music," which caused such a firestorm that nearly twenty years later Wagner published an unapologetic appendix. Other prose pieces include "On the Performing of Tannhauser," written while he was in political exile; "On Musical Criticism," an appeal for a more vital approach to art undivorced from life; and "Music of the Future." This volume concludes with letters to friends about the intent and performance of his great operas; estimations of Liszt, Beethoven, Mozart, Gluck, Berlioz, and others; and suggestions for the reform of opera houses in Vienna, Paris, and Zurich. The Bison Book edition includes the full text of volume 3 of William Ashton Ellis's 1894 translation commissioned by the London Wagner Society.


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    Title
    Judaism in Music and Other Essays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Wagner, Translated by William Ashton Ellis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 585 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780803297661
    ISBN 10: 0803297661
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    B&T Book Type: NF
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    DC22: 780
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    LC classification: ML410.W1A1
    BISAC V2.8: MUS048020
    LC classification: ML410.W1 A1267 1995
    DC20: 780.89924
    Publisher
    University of Nebraska Press
    Imprint name
    University of Nebraska Press
    Publication date
    28 June 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Lincoln
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    Musical genius, polemicist, explosive personality - that was the nineteenth-century German composer Richard Wagner, who paid as much attention to his reputation as to his genius. Often maddening, and sometimes called mad, Wagner wrote with the same intensity that characterized his music. The letters and essays collected in Judaism in Music and Other Essays were published during the 1850s and 1860s, the period when he was chiefly occupied with the creation of The Ring of the Nibelung. Highlighting this collection is the notorious 1850 article "Judaism in Music", which caused such a firestorm that nearly twenty years later Wagner published an unapologetic appendix. Other prose pieces include "On the Performing of Tannhauser", written while he was in political exile; "On Musical Criticism", an appeal for a more vital approach to art undivorced from life; and "Music of the Future". This volume concludes with letters to friends about the intent and performance of his great operas; estimations of Liszt, Beethoven, Mozart, Gluck, Berlioz, and others; and suggestions for the reform of opera houses in Vienna, Paris, and Zurich. The Bison Book edition includes the full text of volume 3 of William Ashton Ellis's 1894 translation commissioned by the London Wagner Society.