The unrivaled single-volume survey of Wagner's life and work
Edited by one of the leading Wagner scholars of modern times, and with contributions from seventeen experts from around the world, The Wagner Compendium is the key to a complete understanding of the composer— the most comprehensive, informative and well-organized guide to his life and times.
calendar of Wagner's life, works and related events who's who of Wagner's contemporaries
details of historical, intellectual and musical background
exploration of Wagner's character and opinions
full list of Wagner's prose writings
comprehensive listing and discussion of the works