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By Richard Wagner | Comments: ( 430 ) | Date: ( Nov 20, 2019 )

Just as Richard Wagner s music deeply stirred the musical world and inspired a generation of composers, so his many performances on the podium with Europe s leading orchestras galvanized nineteenth century audiences and shaped a generation of conductors Wagner wrote eloquently on his theories of conducting and musical interpretation, and in 1869 he published the famous esJust as Richard Wagner s music deeply stirred the musical world and inspired a generation of composers, so his many performances on the podium with Europe s leading orchestras galvanized nineteenth century audiences and shaped a generation of conductors Wagner wrote eloquently on his theories of conducting and musical interpretation, and in 1869 he published the famous essay reprinted in this volume, a work that abundantly reveals both the wellsprings of his musical genius and the qualities that made him a figure of controversy.Reading this important work, one encounters the man who launched the cult of the conductor as an all wise and omnipotent dictator, the man considered by many to have been the strongest conducting force of the nineteenth century A conductor of remarkable power and imagination, highly creative in his interpretations, thoroughly knowledgeable about the orchestra, capable of absorbing a score until it was part of him, Wagner was, perhaps above all, a supremely confident perfectionist.Much of what Wagner thought and felt about the interpretation of music is as exciting and valid today as when he first expressed it This is a book that composers, conductors, and students of music and musical interpretation should have Lovers of serious music will treasure the insights it provides not only into Wagner himself but also into the often highly subjective elements that make up musical performance.


  • Title: Wagner on Conducting
  • Author: Richard Wagner
  • ISBN: 9780486259321
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Richard Wagner

Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, primarily known for his operas or music dramas , as they were later called Unlike most other great opera composers, Wagner wrote both the scenario and libretto for his works.



Comments Wagner on Conducting

  • Kevin Cheng

    When reading this book, one must remember to take what Wagner says in context, that the world was very different 130 years ago, as was conducting back then. It should also be noted that the contents were originally written as newspaper articles, and to some degrees, were conversations and arguments with other critics. Nonetheless, the comments Wagner made were enlightening, and the book provides valuable insights into how things we consider to be basics - dynamics, tempo changes, choice of tempo [...]


  • Arvind Radhakrishnan

    It is a treat for music lovers when a genius like Wagner shares his insights.


  • Cho Samuel

    Wagner's very long essay on how conducting should be executed (and why the conductors of his time were largely mediocre happenstances). The essay remains far from irrelevant and can, to the growing musician and conductor alike, illuminate the traditions of conducting over the course of history. Appropriately he spoke of different 'Allegros', a Mozartian one, a Beethovenian one and ultimately his own, Wagnerian one. He speaks of Beethoven the same way we speak of The Beatles (a bit too enthusiast [...]


  • Markus

    Wagner makes good comments about the necessity for historically appropriate tempos, as well as the need historically proper musical interpretation, but I found this manual to be mostly an excuse to point out that Mendelssohn was not a good conductor, Schumann wrote pieces he hadn't the talent to write, and nobody conducts as well as the author. Wagner is known for being frank, but this manual, for me, is a little over the top. Especially the chapter when he blames the Jews for stealing the cultu [...]


  • Duckpondwithoutducks

    It is interesting to read a famous composer's own words about music. But, in this treatise on conducting, he talked almost exclusively about speed in music. He pointed out numerous examples where he thought a different composer (mostly Mendelssohn) conducted a piece at the wrong tempo, either too quickly or too slowly. But, as he didn't mention any metronome markings as to what the correct tempi should be, and we don't have any recordings of his own personal interpretations of the pieces, it's h [...]


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