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    Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, conductor, writer, and theatre director who is primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the music and the text for his works. His compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex textures, rich harmonies and orchestration. Wagner revolutionized opera through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk ("total work of art"), by which he sought to synthesize the poetic, visual, musical and

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    Richard Wagner Biography

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    Richard Wagner was born on May 22nd 1813 in Leipzig, Germany to Friedrich and Johanna Wagner. His father later died that same year in October from typhoid fever and Ludwig Geyer, who was a close friend to the family, became Wagner’s adoptive father after marrying Wagner’s mother on August 28th 1814. ½ Wagner began his formal studies in Dresden in December of 1822, but he was much less interested in school studies than he was in aspects of music and theatre. Eventually he enrolled in Leipzig University

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    Richard Wagner TIME LINE: Wagner’s Life 1813: Wilhelm Richard Wagner is born on May 22. Wagner’s father dies on November 23. ;1814: Wagner’s mother remarries §     1815: Wagner’s mother has a daughter Cacilie §     1821: Wagner’s step-father dies §     1829: Wagner composes his first music: two piano sonatas and a string quartet §     1830: Writes a piano arrangement for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony §     1832: Begins work on first opera, Die Hochzeit §     1833: Begins

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    Richard Wagner and Opera

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    Richard Wagner and Opera One of the key figures in the history of opera, Wagner was largely responsible for altering its orientation in the nineteenth century. His program of artistic reform accelerated the trend towards organically conceived, through-composed structures, as well as influencing the development of the orchestra, of a new breed of singer, and of various aspects of theatrical practice. As the most influential composer during the second half of the nineteenth century, Richard Wagner's

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    Richard Wagner

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    Wilhem Richard Wagner, known by Richard, was born in Leipzig, Germany on May 22, 1813. Richard Wagner led a contentious life and is known as one of the world’s most influential composers. He is also famous for his operas such as the four-part, 18-hour Ring Cycle and Tristan Isolde. Wagner led an influential life never losing confidence in himself from financial debt due to his operas not meeting success to being too sick to even compose his music. Richard Wagner is the perfect to example as to why

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    The Life of Wilhelm Richard Wagner

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    Wilhelm Richard Wagner was one of the greatest opera writers of all time. He helped to take opera to a whole new level from even Verdi and Puccini. Some say that Wagner was very egotistic, however; “his extreme egotism rested on conviction, Wagner had the ability to do great things” (Colles 207). He was extraordinary at composing music as well as formulating words. He was not a prodigy however his musical skills surpassed many other composers from his time period. Richard Wagner was the son

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    A Brief Biography of Richard Wagner

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    sisters becoming opera singers and his own life never lacked operatic drama. However his first all-consuming passion was not music but literature. Wagner was only 11 when he wrote a drama, influenced by Shakespeare and Greek drama, in which 42 characters died in the first four acts, and a lucky few reappeared as ghosts in the fifth act. Four years later Wagner decided to become a compo... ... middle of paper ... ...agre salary, (1500 talers per annum) was not enough to cover essential outgoings, but

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    Introduction One of the greatest figures of 19th century European art, Wilhelm Richard Wagner, is most commonly recognized in the world by his outstanding operas. However, the legacy he left for the future generations goes far beyond his music. Wagner’s personal philosophy, controversial ideas, progressive vision, and most of all, his enigmatic personality still evokes interest among both his admirers and critiques. Addressing the composer’s musical heritage, it is probably the legendary opera Parsifal

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    Nationalist Composer’s Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig Germany on May 22nd, 1813. When he was a young boy Wagner’s father passed away a few months after he was born, but his mother Johanna remarried a close family friend, Ludwig Geyer. He was an actor, playwright, and painter, Geyer was also looked at as important father figure in Wagner’s life. Geyer realized Wagner expressed no musical attribute even his teachers said, “he would torture the piano” but as time went on Wagner showed great determination

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