Cosima Wagner : The Lady of Bayreuth (Paperback)

Author: Hilmes, Oliver

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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 Bulow, then mistress and subsequently wife of Richard Wagner. After Wagner''s death in 1883 Cosima played a crucial role in the promulgation and politicization of his works, assuming control of the Bayreuth Festival and transforming it into a shrine to German nationalism. The High Priestess of the Wagnerian cult, Cosima lived on for almost fifty years, crafting the image of Richard Wagner through her organizational ability and ideological tenacity.
The first book to make use of the available documentation at Bayreuth, this biography explores the achievements of this remarkable and obsessive woman while illuminating a still-hidden chapter of European cultural history.

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Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780300170900
SKU 217622628
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0300170904
Release Date 5/1/2011
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0366
Publisher Yale University Press
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