Chamberlain, Houston Stewart, 1855-1927

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Dates:
Birth 1855-09-09
Death 1927-01-09
Germans
German

Biographical notes:

Exponent of racial theories and supporter of Richard Wagner. British-born yet opted for Germany nationality.

From the description of Autograph letter signed from Chamberlain to unidentified correspondent, Vienna, 1892 Oct. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384590

English writer on music.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Vienna, 23 October 1906, to an unidentified dealer, 1906 Oct. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564274

Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855-1927) was a British-born author; he wrote on political philosophy, natural science, and German composer Richard Wagner. Chamberlain lived in Germany from his late teens or early twenties onward and became a German citizen in 1916; in his later life he wrote extensively in support of his adopted country and its policy of Nordic supremacy.

W. Ashton Ellis was a biographer of German composer Richard Wagner, and author of the exhaustive multi-volume biography, Life of Richard Wagner .

From the guide to the Houston Stewart Chamberlain Letter, 1895, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Subjects:

  • Music--Germany--19th century--History and criticism
  • Music publishing--Germany--History--19th century
  • Music
  • Music--19th century

Occupations:

  • Composers--19th century.--Germany
  • Authors
  • Biographers

Places:

  • Germany (as recorded)