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Millington, Barry

Overview
Works: 52 works in 146 publications in 6 languages and 6,325 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Stories, plots, etc  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator
Classifications: ML410.W13, 782.1092
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Most widely held works by Barry Millington
The Wagner compendium : a guide to Wagner's life and music by Barry Millington( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters of Richard Wagner by Richard Wagner( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wagner companion by Raymond Mander( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner in performance( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the voluminous literature on Wagner's operas, little has been published that does justice to all the elements of their performance. This book, addressed to both specialists and the opera-going public, brings together a team of authorities from around the world to examine the performance history and reception of Wagner's works in Europe and America. Essays on conducting, singing, production, and stage design of Wagner's works explore the revolutionary nature of the composer's demands on his interpreters. The book raises profound aesthetic questions about the realization of opera on the stage: the authority of the composer vis-a-vis the director and the audience; the sanctity of the text, score and stage directions; and the role of art itself in society. These issues are discussed both theoretically and, referring to specific productions, in terms of their practical consequences. The volume also considers the explosion in popularity of Wagner's music dramas and their ability to assume new meanings--on stage and in recordings--for successive generations. It looks at the often vociferous debate over vocal and conducting styles, at the origins of Bayreuth, and at the impact of Wagner on the musical life of New York and Vienna. The book is certain to raise the level of discussion about opera production generally and to enhance our enjoyment of Wagner's works in the opera house
The sorcerer of Bayreuth : Richard Wagner, his work, and his world by Barry Millington( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Wagner (1813-1883) is one of the most influential--and also one of the most controversial--composers in the history of music. Over the course of his long career, he produced a stream of spellbinding works that challenged musical convention through their richness and tonal experimentation, ultimately paving the way for modernism. This book presents an in-depth but easy-to-read overview of Wagner's life, work and times. It considers a wide range of themes, including the composer's original sources of inspiration; his fetish for exotic silks; his relationship with his wife, Cosima, and with his mistress, Mathilde Wesendonck; the anti-semitism that is undeniably present in the operas; their proto-cinematic nature; and the turbulent legacy both of the Bayreuth Festival and of Wagnerism itself. Making use of the very latest scholarship--much of it undertaken by the author himself in connection with his editorship of The Wagner Journal--Millington reassesses received notions about Wagner and his work, demolishing ill-informed opinion in favour of proper critical understanding. It is a radical--and occasionally controversial--reappraisal of this most perplexing of composers. The volume's arrangement--unique among books on the composer--combines an accessible text, intriguing images and original documents, thus ensuring a consistently fresh approach. Bringing new insights to an endlessly fascinating subject, The Sorcerer of Bayreuth will charm anyone interested in music and in the wider cultural life of the 19th century and beyond."--Jacket
The New Grove Wagner by Barry Millington( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at the great 19th century German composer
The New Grove guide to Wagner and his operas by Barry Millington( Book )

17 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most controversial musical figure of the 19th century, Richard Wagner was a great literary, philosophical, and political activist. Drawing from contemporary scholarship, this biography provides different insights into his life and works
Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung : a companion : the full German text by Richard Wagner( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner : the sorcerer of Bayreuth by Barry Millington( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Wagner-Kompendium : sein Leben - seine Musik( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Double concerto : in A minor, op. 102 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Männerlist grösser als Frauenlist, oder, Die glückliche Bärenfamilie : komische Oper in 2 Akten by Richard Wagner( )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking about Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner : um compendio ; guia completo da música e da vida de Richard Wagner( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Portuguese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vuāgunā daijiten( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der fliegende Hollander by Barry Millington( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking about opera : Die Meistersinger von Nürngerg [sic]( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuremberg trial : is there anti-semitism in D̀ie Meistersinger' by Barry Millington( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner : kompendium : przewodnik po życiu i twórczości kompozytora by Barry Millington( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parsifal by Barry Millington( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An explanation and analysis of Wagner's Parsifal, with musical examples
 
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The Wagner compendium : a guide to Wagner's life and music
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Wagner in performanceThe New Grove WagnerThe New Grove guide to Wagner and his operasWagner's Ring of the Nibelung : a companion : the full German text