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Richard Wagner


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Wilhelm Richard Wagner ( VAHG-nər, German: [ˈʁɪçaʁt ˈvaːɡnɐ] (listen); 22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his mature works were later known, "music dramas"). Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works. Initially establishing his reputation as a composer of works in the romantic vein of Carl Maria von Weber and Giacomo Meyerbeer, Wagner revolutionised opera through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk ("total work of art"), by which he sought to synthesise the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts, with music subsidiary to drama. He described this vision in a series of essays published between 1849 and 1852. Wagner realised these ideas most fully in the first half of the four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung).
His compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex textures, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the elaborate use of leitmotifs—musical phrases associated with individual characters, places, ideas, or plot elements. His advances in musical language, such as extreme chromaticism and quickly shifting tonal centres, greatly influenced the development of classical music. His Tristan und Isolde is sometimes described as marking the start of modern music.
Wagner had his own opera house built, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, which embodied many novel design features. The Ring and Parsifal were premiered here and his most important stage works continue to be performed at the annual Bayreuth Festival, run by his descendants. His thoughts on the relative contributions of music and drama in opera were to change again, and he reintroduced some traditional forms into his last few stage works, including Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg).
Until his final years, Wagner's life was characterised by political exile, turbulent love affairs, poverty and repeated flight from his creditors. His controversial writings on music, drama and politics have attracted extensive comment, notably, since the late 20th century, where they express antisemitic sentiments. The effect of his ideas can be traced in many of the arts throughout the 20th century; his influence spread beyond composition into conducting, philosophy, literature, the visual arts and theatre.
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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

Composer

  • Desc: Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wagner
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Bayreuth Festival Theatre

Bayreuth Festival Theatre

Opera house in Bayreuth, Germany

  • Desc: The Bayreuth Festspielhaus or Bayreuth Festival Theatre is an opera house north of Bayreuth, Germany, built by the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner and dedicated solely to the performance of his stage works.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayreuth_Festspielhaus
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Richard E. Wagner

Richard E. Wagner

American economist

  • Desc: Richard Edward Wagner is an American economist. He is professor of economics at George Mason University. He works primarily in the fields of public finance and public choice.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_E._Wagner
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 118.78
Bayreuth Festival

Bayreuth Festival

Music Festival

  • Desc: The Bayreuth Festival is a music festival held annually in Bayreuth, Germany, at which performances of operas by the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner are presented.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayreuth_Festival
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  • Result Score: 81.01
The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman

Opera by Richard Wagner

  • Desc: The Flying Dutchman, WWV 63, is a German-language opera, with libretto and music by Richard Wagner. The central theme is redemption through love. Wagner conducted the premiere at the Königliches Hoftheater in Dresden in 1843.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flying_Dutchman_(opera)
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Richard Wagner

Actor

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Siegfried Wagner

Siegfried Wagner

German composer

  • Desc: Siegfried Helferich Richard Wagner was a German composer and conductor, the son of Richard Wagner. He was an opera composer and the artistic director of the Bayreuth Festival from 1908 to 1930.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegfried_Wagner
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 37.59
Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

Canadian jurist

  • Desc: Richard Wagner PC is a Canadian jurist who serves as the 18th and current chief justice of Canada. He was sworn into office on December 18, 2017, having previously served as a puisne justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wagner_(judge)
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The Oxford History of Western Music

Book by Richard Taruskin

Richard Wagner

Book by Dieter Borchmeyer

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Richard Wagner

1913 film

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Richard Wagner

German politician

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Richard Wagner

Actor

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Richard Wagner

German test pilot

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Richard Wagner

Cinematographer

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