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Ellis, William Ashton 1852-1919

Overview
Works: 114 works in 315 publications in 2 languages and 6,545 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Biography  Essays  Periodicals  History 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: ML410.W1, 782.10924
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Most widely held works about William Ashton Ellis
 
Most widely held works by William Ashton Ellis
Wagner on music and drama : a compendium of Richard Wagner's prose works by Richard Wagner( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family letters of Richard Wagner by Richard Wagner( Book )

24 editions published between 1911 and 2014 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 and of Carl Friedrich Glasenapp's multi-volume biography of the composer, Ellis published in 1911 this English translation of Wagner's Familienbriefe, spanning the years 1832-74. An inveterate letter writer, Wagner was the youngest-but-one of ten children and Ellis describes the character of these letters to his sisters, his mother, his brother-in-law and his nieces as a reflection of the composer in the 'driest and most neutral of lights', claiming that within the family it is impossible to be pretentious. An appendix by Glasenapp, giving brief biographical details of family members, is also included. Despite the stylistic idiosyncrasies of the translations, these letters remain of importance, capturing something of the tone of Wagner's prose style and shedding light on his extraordinary life
Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt by Richard Wagner( Book )

19 editions published between 1888 and 2000 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's prose works by Richard Wagner( Book )

27 editions published between 1892 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner to Mathilde Wesendonck by Richard Wagner( Book )

26 editions published between 1905 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard to Minna Wagner; letters to his first wife by Richard Wagner( Book )

10 editions published between 1909 and 1972 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Richard Wagner by Carl Friedrich Glasenapp( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 1977 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and art by Richard Wagner( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and politics by Richard Wagner( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pilgrimage to Beethoven and other essays by Richard Wagner( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism in music and other essays by Richard Wagner( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera and drama by Richard Wagner( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actors and singers by Richard Wagner( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus of Nazareth and other writings by Richard Wagner( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Richard Wagner to Emil Heckel: with a brief history of the Bayreuth festivals by Karl Heckel( Book )

2 editions published in 1899 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Meister : quarterly journal of the London Branch of the Wagner Society( )

in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to Wesendonck et al by Richard Wagner( Book )

4 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, Ellis also translated Wagner's letters to family and friends. In this 1899 publication, most of the letters are those which Wagner wrote to the wealthy retired silk merchant Otto Wesendonck, who provided Wagner with generous financial support and whose wife, Mathilde, provided the words for the Wesendonck Lieder. Also included here are letters to the German writer Malwida von Meysenbug, who was also a friend of Nietzsche, and to the novelist Eliza Wille, at whose house in Zurich, a meeting place for the cognoscenti, Wagner was a regular guest. She later published her memories of the composer. Despite the stylistic idiosyncrasies of the translations, these letters remain of value because they capture something of the colour of Wagner's prose and personality
Wagner sketches, 1849 : a vindication by William Ashton Ellis( Book )

7 editions published between 1892 and 2010 in English and German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thematischer Leitfaden durch die Musik des Parsifal, nebst einem Vorworte über den Sagenstoff des Wagner'schen dramas by Hans von Wolzogen( Book )

5 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven by Richard Wagner( Book )

8 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethoven (16 December 1770? 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. He was a crucial figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music, and remains one of the most acclaimed and influential composers of all time. Born in Bonn, then in the Electorate of Cologne in western Germany, he moved to Vienna in his early twenties and settled there, studying with Joseph Haydn and quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. Beethoven's hearing gradually deteriorated beginning in his twenties, yet he continued to compose, and
 
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Alternative Names
Ashton Ellis William

Ashton Ellis, William 1852-1919

Ashton Ellis, Wm 1852-1919

Ellis, W. Ashton 1852-1919

Ellis, W. Ashton -1919

Ellis, W. Ashton (William Ashton), 1852-1919

Ellis, W. Ashton (William Ashton), -1919

Ellis, William Ashton

Ellis, William Ashton d. 1919

Ellis, Wm. Ashton 1852-1919

Ellis, Wm. Ashton (William Ashton), 1852-1919

Languages
English (176)

German (2)

Covers
Religion and artArt and politicsPilgrimage to Beethoven and other essaysJudaism in music and other essaysOpera and dramaActors and singersJesus of Nazareth and other writingsWagner sketches, 1849 : a vindicationBeethoven