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Nancy Crowder-Chaplin
Sound Commentary, November 2013

This production provides an excellent introduction to Richard Wagner…The production delivers a side-by-side pairing of the actual music with commentary preceding each selection. After the narrated biography there come samples of the music with a welcome narration before each piece, alerting the listener to various musical elements. An insert in the compact, two-disk case lists each segment and the orchestra performing the piece. The author narrates with great distinction. An excellent over-view of an important artist. © 2013 Sound Commentary Read complete review



Midwest Book Review, June 2013

“Wagner: His Life And Music” by Stephen Johnson is an impressive and detailed account of Wagner[’s] personal as well as professional life and provides a comprehensive overview of a most remarkable life. With flawless production values…“Wagner: His Life And Music” is highly recommended for personal, academic, and community audio book library collections. © 2013 Midwest Book Review





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