A Heavily illustrated overview of Wagner's Life and Music, which is well written for a general reader. Does not skip over the more unseemly parts of his life or of the Bayreuth festival after his death. However, the arguement for the overstatement of his Anti-semetic tendencies seems to be too quick and needed to be longer and in more detail. Which may or may not be beyond the brief scope of the work. All around a very solid, entertaining read with surprising depth for such a brief study.