Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas A Biographical Study of the Man and an Explanation of His Work
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Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas A Biographical Study of the Man and an Explanation of His Work

By W. J. (William James) Henderson
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  • RICHARD WAGNER HIS LIFE AND HIS DRAMAS A Biographical Study of the Man and an Explanation of His Work
  • TO ROBERT EDWIN BONNER
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
    • PART I—THE LIFE OF WAGNER
    • PART II—THE ARTISTIC AIMS OF WAGNER
    • PART III—THE GREAT MUSIC DRAMAS
  • PART I THE LIFE OF WAGNER
  • RICHARD WAGNER
  • CHAPTER I THE BOYHOOD OF A GENIUS
  • CHAPTER II THE FIRST OPERAS
  • CHAPTER III KÖNIGSBERG AND RIGA
  • CHAPTER IV “THE END OF A MUSICIAN IN PARIS”
  • CHAPTER V BEGINNING OF FAME AND HOSTILITY
  • CHAPTER VI “LOHENGRIN” AND “DIE MEISTERSINGER”
  • CHAPTER VII “ART AND REVOLUTION”
  • CHAPTER VIII PREACHING WHAT HE PRACTISED
  • CHAPTER IX A STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND
  • CHAPTER X A SECOND END IN PARIS
  • CHAPTER XI A MONARCH TO THE RESCUE
  • CHAPTER XII SOME IDEALS REALISED
  • CHAPTER XIII FINIS CORONAT OPUS
  • CHAPTER XIV THE LAST DRAMA
  • CHAPTER XV THE CHARACTER OF THE MAN
  • PART II THE ARTISTIC AIMS OF WAGNER
  • CHAPTER I THE LYRIC DRAMA AS HE FOUND IT
  • CHAPTER II THE REFORMS OF WAGNER
  • CHAPTER III THE MUSICAL SYSTEM
  • CHAPTER IV THE SYSTEM AS COMPLETED
  • PART III THE GREAT MUSIC DRAMAS
  • INTRODUCTORY
  • RIENZI THE LAST OF THE TRIBUNES
    • RIENZI
  • DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
    • THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
  • TANNHÄUSER UND DER SÄNGERKRIEG AUF WARTBURG
    • TANNHÄUSER
  • LOHENGRIN
    • LOHENGRIN
      • I.—The Book
      • II.—The Music
    • I.—The Book
    • II.—The Music
  • TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
    • TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
      • I.—Sources of the Story
      • II.—Wagner’s Dramatic Poem
      • III.—The Musical Exposition
    • I.—Sources of the Story
    • II.—Wagner’s Dramatic Poem
    • III.—The Musical Exposition
  • DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
    • DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
  • DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN
    • DAS RHEINGOLD
    • DIE WALKÜRE
    • SIEGFRIED
    • GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
    • DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN
      • I.—The Sources of the Poems
      • II.—The Story as Told by Wagner
      • III.—The Music of the Trilogy
    • I.—The Sources of the Poems
    • II.—The Story as Told by Wagner
    • III.—The Music of the Trilogy
  • PARSIFAL
    • PARSIFAL
      • I.—The Original Legends
      • II.—The Drama of Wagner
      • III.—The Musical Plan
    • I.—The Original Legends
    • II.—The Drama of Wagner
    • III.—The Musical Plan
  • APPENDIX A THE YOUTHFUL SYMPHONY
  • APPENDIX B WAGNER AND THE BALLET
  • INDEX
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • J
    • K
    • L
    • M
    • N
    • O
    • P
    • Q
    • R
    • S
    • T
    • U
    • V
    • W
  • Belles-Lettres
    • BROWNING, POET AND MAN
    • TENNYSON
    • THE ROSSETTIS: DANTE GABRIEL AND CHRISTINA
    • PETRARCH
  • Literary and Historic Haunts.
    • Where Ghosts Walk.
    • Some Colonial Homesteads
    • More Colonial Homesteads
    • Little Journeys to the Homes of
  • FOOTNOTES
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