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  • Text And Music Of His First Opera
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    born Leipzig, 22 May 1813; died Venice, 13 February 1883). He was the son either of the police actuary Friedrich Wagner, who died soon after his birth, or of his mother's friend the painter, actor and poet Ludwig Geyer, whom she married in August 1814. He went to school in Dresden and then Leipzig; at 15 he wrote a play, at 16 his first compositions. In 1831 he went to Leipzig University, also studying music with the Thomas kantor, C.T. Wein lig; a symphony was written and successfully performed...
  • 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 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 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 conception of music re...
  • Wagner's Opera Lohengrin
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    The processional "Here Comes the Bride" and the recessional "The Wedding March". I am writing why the processional "Here Comes the Bride" and the recessional "The Wedding March" are being prohibited in the Catholic Church. As a catholic girl, I have always dreamed of walking down the aisle to "Here Comes the Bride", and leaving the wedding to "The Wedding March". This was to be the moment that I could cherish, the moment that would be unforgettable. Now that I am ready to be married, is when I a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mahler's Chamber Music Composition
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    Mahler was born in Kalisch t, Bohemia, on July 7, 1860. At the time, Bohemia (later to form a major component of Czechoslovakia, and later the Czech Republic) was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, then enduring its final crumbling decades, and the region where Mahler spent his youth was strongly associate with the Czech independence movement. However, Mahler also was a Jew, and Jews in the region were associated by ethnic Czechs with Germans. Mahler famous quote is: 'I am thrice homeless, as ...
  • 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...
  • Politics In Opera By Anthony Arblaster
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    Politics in Opera Imprint Information Viva la Liberta! - Politics in Opera by Anthony Arblaster is published by Verso in 1992 in London, Great Britain. It was the book's first edition and publication. The book contains 340 pages of text, no illustrations, and includes a tables of contents, nine main chapters, conclusion, notes and and an index. The chapters start with the period of modern politics, the French Revolution in 1789 and with " Mozart: Class Conflict and Enlightenment' from that perio...
  • Work On The Ring's Third Opera
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    (1813-1883) German composer. His childhood was divided between Dresden and Leipzig, where he had first composition lessons; his teacher refused payment because of his talent. His first opera, Die Feel (1834), was followed by Der Liebesverbot (1836); the premiere performance was so unprepared that the event was a fiasco, and he henceforth determined not to settle for modest productions. The success of Rienzi (1840) led him to be more adventurous in The Flying Dutchman (1843), and even more so in ...
  • Most Important Italian Opera Composer
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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...

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