My Life with Wagner

My Life with Wagner: 168177125X: epub

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  • Full Title: My Life with Wagner: Fairies, Rings, and Redemption: Exploring Opera’s Most Enigmatic Composer
  • Autor: Christian Thielemann
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books; 1st Edition (May 3, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 168177125X
  • Download File Format | Size: epub | 3.44 MB


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At the piano

With Herbert von Karajan at rehearsals in 1982 for the studio recording of Der fliegende Holländer [The Flying Dutchman], also with, from left to right, Peter Hofmann, Peter Alward, Michel Glotz, José van Dam

Liebestod in a rowing boat: Tristan und Isolde, Act 3, in the staging by Ruth Berghaus at the Hamburg State Opera in 1988 (left, Gabriele Schnaut as Isolde, right, Hanna Schwarz as Brangäne)

Richard Wagner in 1871, photographed by Franz Hanfstaengl

Siegfrieds fight with the dragon: illustration for the production of Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen [The Ring of the Nibelung] at La Scala, Milan, in 1899

Richard Wagner conducting, silhouette by Willi Bithorn of the year 1870

The ‘Rogues’ Gallery’ in the Bayreuth Festival Theatre

Wagner’s ‘barn’: the Bayreuth Festival Theatre

On the telephone during rehearsals in the orchestra pit at Bayreuth

In Bayreuth (2002)

With Wolfgang Wagner on the stage of the Bayreuth Festival Theatre in 2002, after a performance of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg [The Mastersingers of Nuremberg] under his direction

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, watercolour of the year 1829, by James Warren Childe

Adolf Hitler in conversation with Winifred Wagner and Joseph Goebbels at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre, 23 July 1937

Tristan und Isolde: beginning of Brangäne’s watch song in the second act

Götz Friedrich’s famous ‘time tunnel’: photograph on stage from Götterdämmerung [Twilight of the Gods] in 1985 at the German Opera in Berlin (with René Kollo as Siegfried)

With Martha Mödl (2000)

Lohengrin with the swan, fresco by August von Heckel (1881 ) in Neuschwanstein Castle

Richard Wagner in Paris, c. 1841, drawing by Ernst Benedikt Kietz

Première of Tannhäuser in Dresden, October 1845, with Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient as Venus and Joseph Tichatschek as Tannhäuser, drawing by Paul Tischbein (c. 1852)

Rats at Bayreuth: production of Lohengrin by Hans Neuenfels at the Bayreuth Festival, 2010, with Annette Dasch as Eva

Mathilde Wesendonck, portrait of 1860 by Johann Conrad Dorner

Cosima Wagner in a drawing by Franz von Lenbach of the year 1870

Première of the Ring at Bayreuth in August 1876: draft of stage set for the second act of Die Walküre [The Valkyrie] by Josef Hoffmann

The centenary Ring: Patrice Chéreau’s production of the Ring for the Bayreuth Festival, 1976, Act 3 of Siegfried (left, Manfred Jung as Siegfried; right, Gwyneth Jones as Brünnhilde, 1979)

The first page of Parsifal, dated 23 August 1879 in Wagner’s hand (top right)

The New Bayreuth aesthetic: Wieland Wagner’s production of Parsifal for the 1951 Bayreuth Festival, Act 3 (from back to front: Ludwig Weber as Gurnemanz, Ramón Vinay as Parsifal, Martha Mödl as Kundry)

My Life with Wagner

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