Books by Derek Watson
“It’s the most convenient one-volume biography on Richard Wagner in English that I know.” Read more...
Michael Tanner, Musicians, Music Critics & Scholar
Interviews where books by Derek Watson were recommended
The best books on Wagner, recommended by Michael Tanner
Richard Wagner’s works are as immense as they are influential: the four-part, 15-hour saga Der Ring des Nibelungen is the most analysed opera of all time. And yet, Wagner was arrogant and virulently anti-semitic. Can we separate the musical genius from the man? Opera critic Michael Tanner recommends the best books on Wagner.