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Introduction; 1. Overture: Dresden, Leipzig, Stuttgart (1830-1848); 2. The student years: Leipzig, Berlin (1848-1850); 3. Decision time: Weimar-Zurich (1850-1851); 4. Weimar apprenticeship (1851-1853); 5. The young virtuoso: Austro-Hungary (1853-1854); 6. Polish interlude (1854-1855); 7. The pedagogue: Berlin I (1855-1857); 8. 'Gallant hotspur': Berlin II (1857-1859); 9. Rebel maturity: Berlin III (1859-1864); 10. The Wagner years: Munich (1864-1869); 11. A new start: Florence (1869-1873); 12. Triumph and betrayal - on tour: England and Russia (1873-1875); 13. Transatlantic adventure (1875-1876); 14. Convalescent interlude (June 1876-September 1877); 15. Bulow redux: Hanover, Glasgow (1877-1878); 16. Kapellmeister in Hanover (1877-1879); 17. Intendant in Meiningen (1880-1885); 18. The Philharmonic years I (1886-1889) Hamburg/Bremen/Berlin; 19. The Philharmonic years II (1889-1890) America again/domestic crisis; 20. The Philharmonic years III (1890-1892) Hamburg/Berlin; 21. The Philharmonic years IV (1892-1894): Finale; Afterword: Bulow and Bayreuth; Appendix: Bulow performance chronology; Select bibliography.

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A detailed study of the life of one of the most important and influential musical figures of the nineteenth century.

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Kenneth Birkin is an internationally recognised Richard Strauss scholar, and is the author of Friedenberg and Daphne (1989), Arabella (1989) and British Music: Elgar and After (1997), and the editor of Stefan Zweig - Joseph Gregor Correspondence 1921-1938 (1991). His work has appeared in many journals including Music and Letters, Opera Magazine, The Musical Times and Tempo. He has written and presented programmes for BBC Radio 3 and is the librettist of British composer John Joubert's three-act opera Jane Eyre.

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