The Wagner Clan

Jonathan Carr
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ISBN 9780571207909 Format Paperback
Published 15/01/2009 Length 432 pages

About Book

For over a century the Wagners have presided over the Bayreuth Festival, playing host to many of the greatest and ghastliest figures in the arts and politics amidst family in-fighting and political controversy. Drawing on extensive interviews with members of the family and on both archive and recent material, Jonathan Carr presents a balanced but gripping portrait of the Wagners and their circle; a story which presents a mirror of Germany's rise, fall and resurrection.
  • About Jonathan Carr

    For more than three decades Jonathan Carr (1942-2008) served as a foreign correspondent, initially in Geneva, Paris and Brussels, later as bureau chief of the Financial Times and the Economist in Germany. A regular visitor to the Bayreuth festival, his interest grew steadily in the saga of the Wagner family - above all as a mirror of German (and in part European) history. His many books include an acclaimed biography of Gustav Mahler (1993) . The winner of several press awards for his reporting from Germany, he received the CBE in 2000 for services to British-German relations.

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