Richard Wagner

Standard Name: Wagner, Richard


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Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth von Arnim
Henning, a recent widower fifteen years older than his bride, was the only son of Graf Harry Kurt Edward von Arnim, a German ambassador who had been exiled from Germany by Bismarck because of political...
Family and Intimate relationships Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
EBO loved her landowner father, Baron Bódog Orczy (who regularly used the Latin and therefore international form of his given, Hungarian name: Felix),
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
more than anyone else in the world, though he did not encourage...
Family and Intimate relationships Henry Handel Richardson
A closer friendship formed in Leipzig was that with a young Scotsman, George Robertson , who was studying for a PhD in German literature. He reawakened Richardson's interest in books and writing, particularly when she...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Russell Mitford
Macready praised the play, but then undermined the value of his own praise, calling it a wonderful tragedy—an extraordinary tragedy for a woman to have written.
Pigrome, Stella. “Mary Russell Mitford”. The Charles Lamb Bulletin, Vol.
, Charles Lamb Society, pp. 53-62.
Its popularity in London was such as to...
Leisure and Society Mary Agnes Hamilton
With all her busy political life and high level of publication, MAH managed to make room for life's pleasures. She mentions particularly friendship, travel, books and music: till about 1934 she was an impassioned Wagnerian
Material Conditions of Writing Henry Handel Richardson
It is generally supposed that HHR 's last novel, The Young Cosima (about the woman who married composer Richard Wagner ) was weakened by the author's loss of her husband in 1933.
Howes, F. S. “The Young Cosima”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 1927, p. 11.
Occupation Charles Baudelaire
Remembered largely for his poetry, whose early publication provoked a major crisis in censorship, CB also wrote important prose, especially criticism, and translated Edgar Allan Poe 's stories into French. As a literary and art...
Publishing John Oliver Hobbes
The Times carried an article by JOH , Notes on the Last Cycle at Bayreuth: a review not only of Wagner 's operatic oeuvre, but of Wagnerism as a phenomenon.
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
(4 September 1899): 6
Reception Gertrude Stein
Alfred Stieglitz , the editor of Camera Work, wrote to tell GS : You have undoubtedly succeeded in expressing Matisse and Picasso in words.
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday.
Writer and journalist Henri-Pierre Roché saw things differently: he...
Textual Features Romer Wilson
RW establishes here two of her favourite themes: the artistic mind and the process of creation. Martin, a German composer who thinks of himself as a genius, aspires to greatness and admires Wagner . He...
Textual Features Henry Handel Richardson
HHR was deeply interested in the motivations of three people: Cosima (whom she sees as denied an outlet, by her gender, for her great natural gifts), her first husband (the all-round musician Hans von Bülow
Textual Production Willa Cather
In April 1925 WC formulated her own very high opinion of Wagner 's operas in her preface to Gertrude Hall 's The Wagnerian Romances (which she had first read in the blue air of New Mexico).
Cather, Willa. On Writing. Editor Tennant, Stephen, Alfred A. Knopf.
Textual Production Dorothy Wellesley
DW 's prose works included a discursive and elusive autobiography, and a biography: Sir George Goldie , Founder of Nigeria, A Memoir. This was, she said, a record of her conversations with Goldie...
Textual Production Romer Wilson
RW 's fifth novel, Dragon's Blood: Conte de Fée Deuxième, set in postwar Germany, explored, in Nietzsche an terms, the sense of loss and chaos.
The title seems to refer to the Germanic...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text John Oliver Hobbes
She writes that the passion for Wagner among the precious and intellectually snobbish is dying out; he is less fashionable now, while Bayreuth is developing a populist, carnival aspect. Wagner snobs, she says, have been...


By 24 August 1861: Writing under the pseudonyms Edward Trevor...

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By 24 August 1861

Writing under the pseudonyms Edward Trevor and Neville Temple, Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton and Julian Fane published the poemTannhäuser, inspired by Wagner 's libretto.

13-17 August 1876: The first cyclical performance of the four...

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13-17 August 1876

The first cyclical performance of the four component parts of Richard Wagner 's Der Ring des Nibelungen took place in the newly-opened Festspielhaus at Bayreuth in Bavaria, Germany.

August 1914: On a day during this month at Henry Wood's...

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August 1914

On a day during this month at Henry Wood 's Promenade Concerts , the usual Monday night Wagner concert was cancelled as a result of the outbreak of war, and replaced with works by British...


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