Richard Wagner, composer of operas

by John F. Runciman

Publisher: G. Bell and sons, ltd. in London

Written in English
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  • Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883
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    Statementby John F. Runciman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML410.W1 R82
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 427 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13519637M
    LC Control Number14030364
    OCLC/WorldCa907253

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Wagner was the monoculture event artist of his age: a composer whose ambitious operas (which included Lohengrin, Parsifal, Tristan Und Isolde, and the four-part Ring cycle) introduced techniques and concepts that influenced culture across Europe and North his book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening To The Twentieth Century, Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, touched briefly on.   Richard Wagner: composer, conductor, dramatist, poet, polemicist, anarchist, Teutonic nationalist, anti-Semite, feminist, pacifist, vegetarian, animal rights activist — the man was the walking.

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Richard Wagner was famous for both his complex operas, such as the four-part, hour Ring Cycle, as well as for his anti-semitic writings, which, posthumously, made Born: Tannhäuser (German: [ˈtanˌhɔʏ̯zɐ]; full title Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg, "Tannhäuser and the Minnesingers' Contest at Wartburg") is an opera in three acts, music and text by Richard Wagner, (WWV 70 in the catalogue of the composer's works) based on two German legends: Tannhäuser, the mythologized medieval German Minnesänger and poet, and the tale of the.

Richard Wagner was a great composer - but also a virulent anti-semite. As the Wagner festival at Bayreuth opens, Adrian Mourby asks whether Richard Wagner can play his music with a clear conscience Friday The New Grove Guide To Wagner And His Operas The New Grove Guide To Wagner And His Operas by Barry Millington.

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German composer and musical theorist Richard Wilhelm Wagner (), circa ‎According to Wikipedia: "Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 MayLeipzig, Germany – 13 FebruaryVenice, Italy) was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas", as they were later called).

Unlike most other great opera composers, W. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The German composer Richard Wagner was a controversial figure during his lifetime, and has continued to be so after his death. Even today he is associated in the minds of many with Nazism and his operas are often thought to extol the virtues of German writer and Wagner scholar Bryan Magee has written.

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Welcome to the world of composer Richard Wagner. A towering figure of the 19th century, Wagner is best remembered for the operas he composed; works which changed the course of Western music, and the craft of theatrical staging. This website is an examination of the life of this composer. For many Richard Wagner is the greatest composer in the history of opera.

The German master, born onrevolutionized not only how opera was created, but he also changed the direction of musical composition, among other things. Everyone knows him for the 10 operas that he wrote, starting with “Die Fliegende Holländer” and concluding with “Parsifal,” though { }.

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Best known for the challenging four-opera cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, Richard Wagner (–83) was a conductor, librettist, theater director, and essayist, in addition to being the composer of some of the most enduring operatic works in history, such as The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, and Tristan and his influence on the development of European music is indisputable Cited by: 3.

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On the other hand, leftists from George Bernard Shaw to Vsevolod Meyerhold saw Wagner as a kindred spirit. Richard Wagner: Selected full-text books and articles. The New Grove Guide to Wagner and His Operas By Barry Millington Oxford University Press, Read preview Overview.

Richard Wagner: His Life in His Work By Paul Bekker; M. Bozman W. Norton, Read preview Overview. Richard. Parsifal (WWV ) is an opera in three acts by German composer Richard is loosely based on Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach, a 13th-century epic poem of the Arthurian knight Parzival and his quest for the Holy Grail (12th century).

Wagner conceived the work in Aprilbut did not finish it until 25 years later. It was his last completed opera, and in composing it he took. InWagner’s life turned two corners.

The new king of Bavaria, Ludwig II, paid off the composer’s debts and commissioned performances of new operas, including Tristan und Isolde and Die.Newman enriches his treatment of the stories, texts, and music of the operas with biographical and historical materials from the store of knowledge that he acquired while completing his numerous books on Wagner, including the magisterial Life of Richard Wagner.

The text of The Wagner Operas is filled with hundreds of musical examples from the.The operas of the German composer Richard Wagner had a revolutionary influence on the course of Western music.

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