Richard Wagner


Born
in Leipzig, Germany
May 22, 1813

Died
February 13, 1883


Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas", as they were later called). Unlike most other great opera composers, Wagner wrote both the scenario and libretto for his works. ...more

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The Ring of the Nibelung

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Tristan et Isolde

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My Life

4.39 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 1880 — 43 editions
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Die Walküre

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Das Rheingold

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Parsifal in Full Score

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Siegfried in Full Score

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Götterdämmerung in Full Score

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Wagner on Conducting

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“Joy is not in things; it is in us”
Richard Wagner

“I believe in God, Mozart and Beethoven, and likewise their disciples and apostles; - I believe in the Holy Spirit and the truth of the one, indivisible Art; - I believe that this Art proceeds from God, and lives within the hearts of all illumined men; - I believe that he who once has bathed in the sublime delights of this high Art, is consecrate to Her for ever, and never can deny Her; - I believe that through Art all men are saved.”
Richard Wagner

“Imagination creates reality.”
Richard Wagner
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