Bayreuth       (Frederic Spotts)       78-0-300-06665-4
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Bayreuth       (Frederic Spotts)       78-0-300-06665-4
B1664. Frederic Spotts. Bayreuth - a History of the Wagner Festival. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1994. 334pp. Index; Bibliography; Photos. (Pictorial thick paper covers) - 78-0-300-06665-4 9780300066654


“Frederic Spotts has written four other books on European political and cultural affairs. His study of Bayreuth is acknowledged as the standard work on the subject. HITLER AND THE POWER OF AESTHETICS was written while Spotts was a visiting scholar at the Institute for International Affairs at Berkeley. In this prize-winning and generously-illustrated book - the first to provide a frank and fully rounded history of Bayreuth - Frederic Spotts describes the Festival's performances and productions, the Wagner family who have run it, its debasement in 'Hitler's court theater', and its postwar liberation from its chauvinistic, anti-Semitic past. Provocative and compelling, the book will fascinate all Wagner enthusiasts as well as those interested in European cultural and intellectual history since 1876.”