Cosima Wagner: The Lady Of Bayreuth

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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 Bülow, 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 Bayr...

Hardcover: 354 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press; 1st edition (June 8, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0300152159
ISBN-13: 978-0300152159
Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.8 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 989696
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What a woman! Daughter of Franz Lizst and Marie d'Agoult (Daniel Stern), Cosima, wife to critic/conductor/pianist Hans von Bülow, later mistress of and eventually wife to Richard Wagner, and, later still, creator of the Bayreuth cult which was to exe...

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al 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.