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The Resource Friedelind Wagner : Richard Wagner's rebellious granddaughter, Eva Rieger ; translated by Chris Wagner

Friedelind Wagner : Richard Wagner's rebellious granddaughter, Eva Rieger ; translated by Chris Wagner

Label
Friedelind Wagner : Richard Wagner's rebellious granddaughter
Title
Friedelind Wagner
Title remainder
Richard Wagner's rebellious granddaughter
Statement of responsibility
Eva Rieger ; translated by Chris Wagner
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
She was not the 'black sheep' of her family, as often claimed, but a heroic rebel. Friedelind Wagner (1918-1991), Richard Wagner's independent-minded granddaughter, daughter of Siegfried and Winifred Wagner, despised her mother's close liaison with Adolf Hitler and was the only member of the Wagner clan who fled Germany in protest. Although Winifred warned her that the Nazis would 'exterminate' her, should she continue her open opposition, she travelled to London and published articles pillorying the Nazi élite. All the same, her former proximity to Hitler & Co. made her suspicious in the eyes of the authorities, who promptly interned her. Even the British Parliament debated her fate. Only with the help of the world-famous conductor Arturo Toscanini was she able to gain an exit visa. Once she arrived in New York she broadcast, lectured and published against the Nazis, wrote an autobiography, and became friends with many other emigrants including singers who had themselves abandoned Bayreuth. After the war the Mayor of Bayreuth asked her to run the Festival, but she declined in favour of her brothers. They showed little gratitude, however, for after Friedelind returned to Germany in 1953 she found herself manoeuvred out of any role in the Festival management. She still made a remarkable effort to find a niche in post-war German society and culture, and did her best to cope with a family notorious for its intrigues past and present. Friedelind Wagner remained a staunch friend of artists such as Wilhelm Furtwängler, Frida Leider, Otto Klemperer, Erich Kleiber, Leonard Bernstein, Walter Felsenstein, Michael Tilson Thomas and many others. Drawing on archival research in many countries, Eva Rieger has here written the first-ever biography of Richard Wagner's talented, artistic granddaughter who fought against Hitler's Germany, but achieved no personal success for her troubles. Her book gives many new insights into wartime and postwar musical life in Germany, Europe and the United States. EVA RIEGER is a feminist musicologist and author of many books on music
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rieger, Eva
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wagner, Friedelind
  • Wagner family
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Wagner family
  • Wagner, Friedelind
  • Wagner, Richard
  • Women opera producers and directors
  • Opera producers and directors
  • Women journalists
  • Journalists
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • Families
  • Journalists
  • Opera producers and directors
  • Women journalists
  • Women opera producers and directors
  • Germany
Label
Friedelind Wagner : Richard Wagner's rebellious granddaughter, Eva Rieger ; translated by Chris Wagner
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A 'giant Easter egg'. Mausi's home and family -- The noisy child 1924 to 1931 -- 'She should learn to cope with drudgery'. At boarding school 1931 to 1935 -- 'Impudent, endearing and witty'. Friedelind and her aunts 1936 to 1937 -- 'Is it German, what Hitler has done for you?' 1938 to 1939 -- 'It's precisely because I'm German that I'm not living in Germany'. The farewell 1940 -- In England, behind barbed wire 1940 to 1941 -- 'My heart is overflowing'. From Buenos Aires to New York 1941 to 1943 -- 'Only you could still save our inheritance!' 1943 to 1945 -- After the war is over 1946 to 1950 -- Friedelind returns 1950 to 1955 -- The master classes begin 1956 to 1960 -- Heyday of the master classes and their end 1960 to 1966 -- Sibling conflict 1967 to 1970 -- Schemes and setbacks the 1970s -- 'A foster mother, a guiding light' the 1980s
Control code
ocn861484494
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299998773
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861484494
Label
Friedelind Wagner : Richard Wagner's rebellious granddaughter, Eva Rieger ; translated by Chris Wagner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A 'giant Easter egg'. Mausi's home and family -- The noisy child 1924 to 1931 -- 'She should learn to cope with drudgery'. At boarding school 1931 to 1935 -- 'Impudent, endearing and witty'. Friedelind and her aunts 1936 to 1937 -- 'Is it German, what Hitler has done for you?' 1938 to 1939 -- 'It's precisely because I'm German that I'm not living in Germany'. The farewell 1940 -- In England, behind barbed wire 1940 to 1941 -- 'My heart is overflowing'. From Buenos Aires to New York 1941 to 1943 -- 'Only you could still save our inheritance!' 1943 to 1945 -- After the war is over 1946 to 1950 -- Friedelind returns 1950 to 1955 -- The master classes begin 1956 to 1960 -- Heyday of the master classes and their end 1960 to 1966 -- Sibling conflict 1967 to 1970 -- Schemes and setbacks the 1970s -- 'A foster mother, a guiding light' the 1980s
Control code
ocn861484494
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299998773
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861484494

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