B0593. Hans von Wolzogen. Die Musik Herausgegeben von Richard Strauss, (Bayreuth). Berlin, Bard, Marquardt, c.1922. 81pp. Photos; Incl. facsimile of Letter from Richard Strauss. Choice copy has neatly mended spine.
"von Wolzogen produced a biography of Wagner and several essays. He was invited by Wagner in 1877 to be editor of ‘Bayreuther Blätter’. He was also the editor of three volumes of Wagner's letters and poems. Perhaps his most significant achievement, however, was his series of 'thematic guides' to Wagner's later dramas. In these publications he identified many of the so-called 'leading motives' and gave them names that in many cases are still in use today. In later years, von Wolzogen wrote the libretto for Strauss’ FEUERSNOT."
- Loyal Bluto