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Letters of Richard Wagner to Emil Heckel
With a Brief History of the Bayreuth Festivals

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Music

  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108078597

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  • A great admirer of Richard Wagner, the music publisher Emil Heckel (1831–1908) founded the first Wagner Society in Mannheim in 1871. His purpose was to inspire others to help raise the necessary funds for the inaugural Bayreuth Festival. William Ashton Ellis (1852–1919) abandoned his medical career in order to devote himself to his Wagner studies. Best known for his translations of Wagner's prose works, he published in 1899 this English translation of Heckel's memoirs (originally edited by his son Karl), interwoven with letters from Wagner to Heckel, who is described by the composer as his 'energetic friend'. Notwithstanding the stylistic idiosyncrasies of the translation, the work provides a valuable first-hand account of the progress made towards establishing what would become one of the world's most prestigious music festivals. The letters span the years 1871 to 1883.

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    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108078597
    • length: 168 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.22kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    The letters
    Index.

  • Author

    Richard Wagner

    Translator

    William Ashton Ellis

    Editors

    Karl Heckel

    Emil Heckel

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