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My Life vol.-1

By: Richard Wagner
Published By: Double9 Books
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Richard Wagner's 'My Life' is an autobiography that provides readers with a glimpse into the life of one of the greatest composers of the 19th century. The book is divided into two parts and covers Wagner's life from his childhood in Leipzig to his death in Venice. In the first part of the book, Wagner provides readers with an account of his early life and his struggles to establish himself as a composer. He writes about his early musical education, his attempts to secure a position at a court or opera house, and his eventual breakthrough with the premiere of his opera Rienzi. The second part of the book focuses on Wagner's later life and his move to Switzerland. He writes about his friendship with Franz Liszt, his marriage to Cosima von Bülow, and his later works, including Tristan and Isolde and The Ring of the Nibelung.

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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner was a German composer and conductor of the 19th century. He was born in Leipzig in 1813 and began studying music at a young age. He later moved to Dresden, where he worked as a conductor and composer. Wagner is best known for his operas, which include Tristan and Isolde, The Ring of the Nibelung, and Parsifal. He was a controversial figure during his lifetime due to his unorthodox views on music and his involvement in revolutionary politics. Wagner was also a prolific writer and commentator on music, art, and politics. In addition to his autobiography, My Life, he wrote several essays on music theory and aesthetics. He is credited with developing the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, or "total artwork," which incorporates music, drama, and visual elements into a unified whole. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 415 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358715197
  • ISBN-13: 9789358715194
  • Item Weight: 498g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 22.8 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General,Biography & Autobiography / General,History / Europe / Germany