• Richard Wagner Music Work Love
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    Richard Wagner TIME LINE: Wagner's LifeS S 1813: Wilhelm Richard Wagner is born on May 22. Wagner's father dies on November 23. SS 1814: Wagner's mother remarries 1815: Wagner's mother has a daughter CacilieSS 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 SS 1832: Begins work on first opera, Die Hochzeit SS 1833: Begins work on Die Fee nSS 1836: Marries Minna PlanerS S ...
  • The Nibelungenlied Das Rheingold
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    The original aim of this paper was to encompass the bulk of Mythology's impact on the arts. Before very long I realized that to cover such a vast area, I would be treading dangerously close to a book's length project. I then decided to limit the topic to Mythology and its impact on music, specifically classical. Again, this was an enormous field to limit to a short research paper. After considerable deliberation I decided to focus primarily on the music of Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883), principal...
  • Music Consciousness Stage
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    Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847 and died on April 2, 1922. He is the guy who we all have to thank for inventing the telephone, without him how could we communicate? In 1866 Bell experimented on the thought of how to produce vowel sounds. He came up with the thought of combing the note of electrically driven forks, which gave him the idea of telegraphing speech. Bell with the lack of electric knowledge, ask for help from a local electrical shop owner named Thomas A. Watson. After...
  • Richard Wagner The Life Of
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    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, though not executed to the last detail, 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 Wunderkind Or Monster
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    Diana Glazer European History AP Research Paper Richard Wagner; Wunderkind or Monster Richard Wagner remains the most controversial genius in music, perhaps in all the arts. The controversy began during his life - over ten thousand books about him were published before Wagner's death in 1883 - and continues still. The musical world is divided in Wagnerians (sometimes called Wagner ites) and anti-Wagnerians. Many have switched positions as the discover more about their genius, or their monster. I...
  • Richard Wagner Music German History
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    Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Richard Wagner was born May 22, 1813 into the family of a municipal court clerk, he spent his childhood in Dresden. He regarded himself as 'the most German of men', 'the German spirit' and is not only known because of his 13 operas and numerous other compositions but also because of his influence on our understanding of German culture and history. As a youth Wagner was fascinated by literature, particularly the plays of William Shakespeare. Through his teens he was mor...
  • Opera Operas Music Wagner
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    Imagine you are in a darkened theater and on stage are the actors. Behind the actors you can see the scenery. Down in front of the stage, in what is called the pit, is an orchestra and a conductor. As the orchestra plays, the actors on stage do not speak their lines they sing them! Opera is the combination of drama and music. Like drama, opera embraces the entire spectrum of theatrical elements: dialogue, acting, costumes, scenery and action, but it is the sum of all these elements, combined wit...