His Life and Music
PB + AudioCD 258pp Illustrated
9781843792000   Product Code: 20298
With his cycle of 'music dramas' Wagner created Western music's most ambitious work, but he remains controversial for the less pleasant aspects of his thinking, not least his anti-Semitism. In telling the story of the composer's life, Stephen Johnson sets out to show that 'what matters most about Wagner's work are the very aspects that make it greater than the man'.
Part of Naxos' Life and Music series, this illustrated biography includes an accompanying audio CD with a representative selection of excerpts from Wagner's music.