Wagner: Complete Letters - Volume 27

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: German
  • ISBN: 9783765104275
  • Size: 5.3 x 8.3 inches
  • Pages: 728

Complete Letters in 35 Volumes and Supplements

Volume 27: Letters of 1875, Edited by Martin Dürrer

1875 is all about plans for the Bayreuth Festival. The first half of the year is devoted to completing the vocal ensemble and recruiting orchestral musicians. Wagner is forced to go on concert tours to finance the preliminary rehearsals. The financial situation remains strained despite a loan from Munich. – The new management of the Vienna Court Opera offers Wagner the chance to rehearse sample presentations of Tannhäuser and Lohengrin. Late in the fall he moves with his family to the Danube metropolis for six weeks. Overshadowing the stay there is a legal dispute with the publisher Fürstner about performance rights to the new Tannhäuser scenes.

The volume contains 372 letters, 98 of which are printed here for the first time, and 23 others published in their entirety for the first time.

Please also see the WBV Wagner Briefe Verzeichnis.

"Thanks to the edition Complete Letters , one can – where possible – draw on an authentic and also reliably commented text for the first time. This edition is a centenary edition in the best sense. for a better understanding of the letters, the thematic commentaries are helpful, and the reader is advised to read those first; with their necessary conciseness they provide an overview over the time span each volume is covering."

(Werner P. Seiferth, Der Neue Merker)

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