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Wagner Clan By Jonathan Carr

Wagner Clan by Jonathan Carr

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The Wagner clan has run the Bayreuth Festival and played host to many of the greatest and ghastliest figures in the arts and politics. This work presents a portrait of the Wagners and their circle. It takes a fresh look at hotly controversial matters such as Richard Wagner's antisemitism and the family's role during the so-called 'Third Reich'.

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Wagner Clan by Jonathan Carr

For well over a century, the Wagner clan has run the Bayreuth Festival and played host to many of the greatest and ghastliest figures in the arts and politics. Its members have also regularly battled one another - indeed, with its jealousy, greed, passion and intrigue the Wagner family saga is as riveting as any opera. Drawing on extensive interviews with members of the family and on both archive and recent material, Jonathan Carr - author of a highly praised biography of Mahler - presents a balanced but gripping portrait of the Wagners and their circle. He takes a fresh look at hotly controversial matters such as Richard Wagner's antisemitism and the family's role during the so-called 'Third Reich'. Not least, he underlines the decisive roles played in Bayreuth over decades by two British-born members of the clan, both of them fervent admirers of Adolf Hitler.

About Jonathan Carr

Jonathan Carr served as a foreign correspondent for a number of years. His books include biographies of the former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt (1985) and of Gustav Mahler (1997), as well as Goodbye Germany (1993), a far from solemn obituary of the pre-unity Federal Republic.

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GOR010854384
9780571207855
0571207855
Wagner Clan by Jonathan Carr
Used - Like New
Hardback
Faber & Faber
2007-09-06
384
N/A
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