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Richard Wagner

Composer (22-May-1813 — 13-Feb-1883)


Robin Holloway. Debussy and Wagner. Eulenberg. 1979. 235pp.

M. Owen Lee. Wagner: The Terrible Man and His Truthful Art. University of Toronto Press. 1999. 102pp.

Heath Lees. Mallarmé and Wagner: Music and Poetic Language. Ashgate Publishing. 2007. 253pp.

David J. Levin. Richard Wagner, Fritz Lang, and the Nibelungen: The Dramaturgy of Disavowal. Princeton University Press. 1999. 220pp.

Stephen Muir; Anastasia Belina-Johnson (editors). Wagner in Russia, Poland and the Czech Lands: Musical, Literary and Cultural Perspectives. Ashgate Publishing. 2013. 244pp.

Michael Saffle. Richard Wagner: A Guide to Research. Routledge. 2002. 440pp.

Geoffrey Skelton. Richard and Cosima Wagner: Biography of a Marriage. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1982. 319pp.

Gottfried Wagner. Twilight of the Wagners: The Unveiling of a Family's Legacy. New York: Picador. 1999. 310pp. By Wagner's great-grandson.

Derek Watson. Richard Wagner: A Biography. New York: Schirmer Books. 1981. 352pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1521)

  9. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.727)

  10. European Authors 1000-1900 (pp.983-95)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1089)

  12. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (pp.934-35)

  13. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.262-68)

  14. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.1087-92)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.502)

  16. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.712)

  17. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.319)

  18. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.905)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.92)

  20. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (pp.539-41)

  21. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.475)

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