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Richard and Cosima Wagner

Geoffrey Skelton

Richard and Cosima Wagner

biography of a marriage

by Geoffrey Skelton

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Published by Victor Gollancz, Ltd. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wagner, Richard, -- 1813-1883,
  • Wagner, Cosima, -- 1837-1930,
  • Composers -- Germany -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Geoffrey Skelton
    The Physical Object
    Pagination319 p. ;
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16270738M
    ISBN 100575030178

    Richard Wagner, in full Wilhelm Richard Wagner, (born , Leipzig [Germany]—died Febru , Venice, Italy), German dramatic composer and theorist whose operas and music had a revolutionary influence on the course of Western music, either by extension of his discoveries or reaction against his major works are The Flying Dutchman (), Tannhäuser ( From to , Wagner jotted notes, poems, outlines, and diaristic confessionals on the pages of ""The Brown Book""—a diary-book with brown calf binding given to him by wife-to-be Cosima. Only about half of the contents have been available before, in far-flung publications, largely because many passages were pasted over or otherwise effectively censored by Wagner daughter Eva.

    Skelton, translator of the recently published two-volume Cosima Wagner diaries, quotes extensively from them (and from other newly available documents) in this flat, literate, reasonably balanced account of the Wagner/Cosima relationship&#;and the Wagner career during their years together. In this meticulously researched book, Oliver Hilmes paints a fascinating and revealing picture of the extraordinary Cosima Wagner—illegitimate daughter of Franz Liszt, wife of the conductor Hans von Bülow, then mistress and subsequently wife of Richard Wagner/5(18).

    The publication of Cosima's vast Diaries (, ) has inevitably rekindled Wagner scholarship--so, while others are busily revising Richard, veteran Marek has done a remarkably concise job (relying on Ernest Newman, using the Diaries very selectively and casually) of revamping Cosima's own story.   Verena Wagner, before her marriage to Bodo Lafferentz, with Adolf Hitler in the late s. A granddaughter of the composer Richard Wagner, she and her mother, Winifred Wagner, socialized with Hitler.


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Richard and Cosima Wagner by Geoffrey Skelton Download PDF EPUB FB2

Richard Wagner (–), composer ∞ 1. Minna Planer (–), actress ∞ 2. Cosima Liszt (–), daughter of Franz Liszt and Marie d'Agoult, divorced in from the conductor Hans von Bülow, mother of five children (including Cosima's two daughters with Bülow, Blandine and Daniela, Wagner's step-children).

Cosima Wagner (born Francesca Gaetana Cosima Liszt; 24 December – 1 April ) was the illegitimate daughter of the Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt and Marie d' became the second wife of the German composer Richard Wagner, and with him founded the Bayreuth Festival as a showcase for his stage works; after his death she devoted the rest of her life to the promotion.

Wagner's father died of typhus six months after Richard's birth, by which time Wagner's mother was living with the actor and playwright Ludwig Geyer in the Brühl, at that time the Jewish quarter of Leipzig. Johanna and Geyer married in Augustand for the first 14 years of his life, Wagner was known as Wilhelm Richard Geyer.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Cosima Wagner - Vol. Ii by Richard Du Moulin-Eckart (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. In this meticulously researched book, Oliver Hilmes paints a fascinating and revealing picture of the extraordinary Cosima Wagnerillegitimate daughter of Franz Liszt, wife of the conductor Hans von Bülow, then mistress and subsequently wife of Richard Wagner/5.

After Richard Wagner's death inCosima spent the rest of her long life developing and protecting the shrine to his operas at Bayreuth. VERDICT This well-documented biography is absorbing for what it reveals about Cosima Wagner's life as well as society and politics in 19th- and early 20th-century : Yale University Press.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Richard and Cosima Wagner: Biography of a Marriage by Geoffrey Skelton (, Hardcover) at. Cosima Wagner was the illegitimate daughter of Franz Liszt (). She left her husband conductor Hans Bulow to become the wife of Richard Wagner (). He is the comoposer of the Ring Cycle of operas as well as such classics as the Flying Dutchman, Der Meistersinger of Nuremburg, Parsifal, Tannhauser, Tristan and Isolde and Lohengrin.5/5(2).

In this meticulously researched book, Oliver Hilmes paints a fascinating and revealing picture of the extraordinary Cosima Wagner—illegitimate daughter of Franz Liszt, wife of the conductor Hans von Bülow, then mistress and subsequently wife of Richard Wagner/5(21).

Cosima Wagner: Lady of Bayreuth by Oliver Hilmes Cosima and Richard Wagner Photograph: Getty T his is a tale with scarcely a decent human being in it.

Your first choice is Richard Wagner: A Biography by Derek Watson. Yes, this is a very handy book. It’s the most convenient one-volume biography on Richard Wagner in English that I know. Watson writes about Wagner’s relationship with his second wife Cosima particularly well, but I think it’s all very good.

The last Wagner letter, dated Bayreuth, August 5,and sent to George Unger, discusses the voice of Wagner's friend and the character of Froh in \Das Rheingold.\Cosima Wagner's letters include a \Thank you note\ in French, dated (?), to Franz Servais for sending her books.

A more recent book that specifically addresses Richard's attitude and dealings with the Jews collectively as a people and the individuals of his personal acquaintance.

Wagner: Race and Revolution, Paul Rose, Yale University Press, Return to Richard and Cosima Wagner Caricatures.

This book presents an absorbing account of the bizarre and fluctuating relationship between the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, the composer Richard Wagner, and his wife Cosima.

Nietzsche was 25 when he first met Wagner and his year-old mistress Cosima (daughter of Franz Liszt and at that time wife of the conductor Hans von Bülow) in May   Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima began her diaries on January 1,a few weeks after leaving her husband to live with Richard Wagner.

Until Wagner's death in they were rarely parted, and the diaries provide a continuous and intimate picture of.

After reading Milton E. Brener's book, one remains convinced that Richard Wagner, who couldn't stand violence in any form, would be in utter horror if he would be told, what kind of bloody, methodical, sadistic savages Germans would turn out to be more than 40 years after Wagner's death, when his wife Cosima, Liszt's daughter, would lovingly Reviews:   Moreover, in this account Cosima is an ogre fresh from the pages of the Brothers Grimm at their nastiest.

Koehler's Wagner is glad to die at age 69 just to get away from her. This Wagner is also a Freudian's wet dream, with speculations that range from the interesting to the absurd.

It is NOT a good first--or even second--book on s: Diary entry for Novem "Cosima Wagner's Diaries: An Abridgment". Book edited by Geoffrey Skelton, Biography. Early life. Richard Wagner was born onthe ninth child of Carl Friedrich Wagner, who was a clerk in the Leipzig police service.

Wagner's father died of typhus six months after Richard's birth, by which time Wagner's mother, Johanna Rosine Wagner, was living with the actor and playwright Ludwig Geyer. The closing sections of the book identify and praise Wagner as the best hope for this sort of salvation. Needless to say, Richard and Cosima loved the book.

At that time Wagner was working to complete his Ring cycle while also trying to raise money to build a new opera house at Bayreuth where his operas could be performed and where whole Author: Emrys Westacott. Cosima Francesca Gaetana Wagner, née de Flavigny, from Liszt; was the daughter of composer Franz Liszt.

She was first married to pianist and conductor Hans von Bülow, but became famous as the second wife of the German composer Richard Wagner and, after his death, as director of the Bayreuth Festival for 31 years/5(2).'For more than half a century, the definitive life of Wagner has been the four-volume account () by British musicologist Ernest Newman.

Excellently written and brim-full with love for Wagners finest creations, Newmans epic nevertheless suffered from the protracted embargo on the revelatory diaries of the composers widow Cosima, an 3/5.A Richard Wagner Dictionary By Edward M.

Terry H. W. Wilson, Read preview Overview Richard Wagner, His Life and His Dramas: A Biographical Study of the Man and an Explanation of His Work By W. J. Henderson G. P. Putnams Sons,