Oliver Hilmes

Oliver Hilmes studied history, politics and psychology in Paris, Marburg and Potsdam, and holds a doctorate in twentieth-century history. His books include Malevolent Muse: The Life of Alma MahlerCosima Wagner: The Lady of Bayreuth and Franz Liszt: Musician, Celebrity, SuperstarBerlin 1936 was a top-ten bestseller on publication in Germany.

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