Edward Said, 11 February 1993
Show More Wagner in Performance edited by Barry Millington and Stewart Spencer.
Yale, 214 pp., £19.95, July 1992, 0 300 05718 0Show More
Wagner: Race and Revolution by Paul Lawrence Rose.
Faber, 304 pp., £20, June 1992, 9780571164653Show More
Wagner Handbook edited by Ulrich Müller and Peter Wapnewski, translated by John Deathridge.
Harvard, 711 pp., £27.50, October 1992, 0 674 94530 1Show More
Richard Wagner’s Visit to Rossini and An Evening at Rossini’s in Beau-Séjour by Edmond Michotte, translated by Herbert Weinstock.
Quartet, 144 pp., £12.95, November 1992, 9780704370319Show More
“... on conventional, particularly Italian and French opera (Rossini’s excepted, as the charming Michotte work makes clear), or his absurdly grandiose revolutionary proclamations. The question therefore isn’t so much finding the one thing about Wagner that commands all the others, but of learning somehow to discriminate, make judgments, and criticise him ...”