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Millington, Barry

Overview
Works: 60 works in 216 publications in 6 languages and 8,266 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Records and correspondence  Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Symphonies  Librettos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator, Translator, Redactor
Classifications: ML410.W1, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barry Millington
The New Grove guide to Wagner and his operas by Barry Millington( )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most controversial figures in the history of ideas as well as music, Richard Wagner continues to stimulate debate whenever his works are performed. Drawing upon the scholarship of The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, Barry Millington offers a concise, portable survey of Wagner's works, which will make a welcome addition to the shelf of anyone who loves opera." "With The New Grove Guide to Wagner and His Operas, Millington brings readers the most comprehensive and up-to-date material available on Richard Wagner. He includes a summary of Wagner productions from 1876 to the present day, a suggested listening and viewing guide, complete chronology of Wagner's operas, and a glossary of Wagnerian terms that will delight any opera-goer. In addition, there are detailed entries on each of Wagner's operas, a main biographical section, and a group of separate articles on such topics as Leitmotif and Gesamtkunstwerk, as well as an in-depth article on Bayreuth." "Complete with a full bibliography, glossary, and discography, The New Grove Guide to Wagner and his Operas furnishes both seasoned Wagner-lovers and neophytes with all they require for a full appreciation of this unique historical figure."--Jacket
Wagner by Barry Millington( Book )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uitvoerige beschrijving van leven en werk van de Duitse componist (1813-1883)
The Wagner compendium : a guide to Wagner's life and music by Barry Millington( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and French and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive survey of Wagner's life, times and works. His music and literary style are treated in depth, and his operas, orchestral and choral music analysed together with lesser-known works. There is also a comprehensive list of his writings, speeches, open letters and reviews
Selected letters of Richard Wagner by Richard Wagner( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wagner companion by Raymond Mander( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner in performance( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 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
Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung : a companion : the full German text by Richard Wagner( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 559 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 )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at the great 19th century German composer
Les 5 symphonies by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1988 and held by 53 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 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking about Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 8 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

Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
Talking about opera : Die Meistersinger von Nürngerg [sic]( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 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

 
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The New Grove guide to Wagner and his operas
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