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  • Wagner's Works Tristan And Isolde
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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 ...
  • Wagner's Earliest Plot For The Ring
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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), principally...
  • Wagner's Conception Of Music
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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...
  • Friedrich Nietzsche At One Time
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    Friedrich Nietzsche Some call Friedrich Nietzsche the father of the Nazi party. Was Nietzsche's ideas twisted and warped by a needy country? Nietzsche himself despised the middle and lower class people. Was it Nietzsche's Will to Power theory that spawned one of the greatest patriotic movements of the twentieth century? These are some of the questions I had when first researching Friedrich Nietzsche for the following paper. Friedrich Nietzsche, at one time called 'the arch enemy of Christianity'...
  • Operas Wagner
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    mg Wagner: critical essay I have a friend, Matthew, who is a Wagnerian. For those of you who don't know what that exotic species is, "Wagnerian" denotes someone who listens to the operas of Richard Wagner and loves them to a degree bordering on the unreasonable. And he's continually amazed by the fact that I don't get off on Wagner to the degree that he does. He also hit me once when I referred to Wagner as a proto-Nazi. Granted we were both a bit drunk at the time, but even so, you may get a bi...
  • Full Benefit From Wagner's Operas
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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 Wilhelm Wagner Richard Wagner
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    Richard Wilhelm Wagner Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig, Germany, on May 22, 1813. His work was done throughout the romantic period. His father died soon after his birth, and in 1814 the family moved to Dresden. In 1822 Wagner entered Dresden's Kreuz schule. In 1828 he enrolled at the Nicolai schule in Leipzig, where he began lessons in harmony with the conductor named Christian Gottlieb M"ulcer. Over the next three years he composed several piano sonatas, overtures, and seven songs. Inspired ...
  • Wagner's Epic Music Drama
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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...

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