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Richard Wagner Composer of Operas

by John F. Runciman

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Published by IndyPublish.com .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General & Literary Fiction,
  • General,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11882939M
    ISBN 10142800646X
    ISBN 109781428006461

    His creations were well suited for the stylings of Wilhelm Richard Wagner (), a juggernaut of the opera world (as both a composer and a librettist) whose ambitious oeuvre was often inspired by myth and legend--including his most famous production, the "Ring Cycle," as well as the present work, first produced in and frequently revised. Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May –13 February ) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later 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.

    As a reader, it helps to have some prior familiarity with the plots of Wagner's operas and with nineteenth-century European intellectual 's central thesis is that, as a composer of music, Wagner was a genius; as a poet, he was barely literate; and as a human being, he was egomaniacal, boorish, uneducated, greedy, opinionated in.   This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of :

    Geck discusses not only all the major operas, but also several unfinished operas and even the composer’s early attempts at quasi-Shakespearean drama. Richard Wagner: A Life in Music is a landmark study of one of music’s most important figures, offering something new to opera enthusiasts, Wagnerians, and anti-Wagnerians alike. "In The Complete Operas of Richard Wagner, as in the first four volumes of his famous series on the great opera composers, Charles Osborne first describes the composer's life at the time he wrote each opera, thus providing a biographical thread which runs through the book; follows it with a thorough examination of the libretto and its sources; and lastly tells the story of the opera, which he.


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Richard Wagner Composer of Operas by John F. Runciman Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book is titled Richard Wagner: Composer of Operas, and it remains a volatile thing even now. It is less a single narrative and more a counterpoint, a biography on some pages and music critique with the anti-analysis of libretto on others.

First published by G. Bell and Sons a full century ago, it has been available through Project Gutenberg 4/5(3). Richard Wagner, in full Wilhelm Richard Wagner, (bornLeipzig [Germany]—died FebruVenice, Italy), German dramatic composer and theorist whose operas and music had a revolutionary influence on the course of Western music, either by extension of his discoveries or reaction against his major works are The Flying Dutchman (), Tannhäuser ( The book is titled Richard Wagner: Composer of Operas, and it remains a volatile thing even now.

It is less a single narrative and more a counterpoint, a biography Richard Wagner Composer of Operas book some pages and music critique with the anti-analysis of libretto on others.4/5. 28 rows  Richard Wagner's works for the stage, representing more than 50 years of creative life.

With their complex textures, rich harmonies and elaborate use of leitmotifs, the operas of Richard Wagner ( - 83) remain some of the most influential - and contentious - in the history of the genre.

But while Wagner won enormous renown for what he achieved on the stage, his life was marked by political exile, turbulent love affairs, and intermittent poverty. And because Wagner and his.

The German composer Richard Wagner was a controversial figure during his lifetime, and has continued to be so after his death.

Even today he is associated in the minds of many with Nazism and his operas are often thought to extol the virtues of German writer and Wagner scholar Bryan Magee has written. I sometimes think there are two Wagners in our culture, almost.

Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), is a cycle of four German-language epic music dramas composed by Richard works are based loosely on characters from Norse sagas and the composer termed the cycle a "Bühnenfestspiel" (stage festival play), structured in three days preceded by a Vorabend ("preliminary evening").

Der Ring des Nibelungen, four music dramas (grand operas) by German composer Richard Wagner, all with German librettos by the composer himself. The operas were first performed in sequence in and collectively are often referred to as the Ring cycle.

This book falls within the scope of the Richard Wagner WikiProject, a collaboration to develop articles on the composer and his project talk page is a place to discuss issues and exchange ideas. New members are welcome. Book This book does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

"Richard Wagner, Composer of Operas" by John F. Runciman. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be : Good Press.

out of 5 stars best single biography on Richard Wagner Reviewed in the United States on Ap I've read a lot of books on Richard Wagner, and this is the one I'd recommend as the single best s: 6. Wilhelm Richard Wagner () was a German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas (later called music dramas).

Wagner s musical style is often considered the epitome of classical music s Romantic period, due to its unprecedented exploration of emotional expression.

Geck discusses not only all the major operas, but also several unfinished operas and even the composer’s early attempts at quasi-Shakespearean drama. Richard Wagner: A Life in Music is a landmark study of one of music’s most important figures, offering something new to opera enthusiasts, Wagnerians, and anti-Wagnerians s: Read "Richard Wagner, Composer of Operas" by John F.

Runciman available from Rakuten Kobo. According to Wikipedia: "Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 MayLeipzig, Germany 13 FebruaryVenice, Italy) was a Ge. Best known for the challenging four-opera cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, Richard Wagner (–83) was a conductor, librettist, theater director, and essayist, in addition to being the composer of some of the most enduring operatic works in history, such as The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, and Tristan and his influence on the development of European music is,/5(5).

Richard Wagner (22 May in Leipzig – 13 February in Venice) was a German opera was one of the most important opera composers in Germany during the Romantic from some music that he wrote as a student he wrote ten operas which are all performed regularly in opera houses today.

Most of his operas are about stories from German mythology. Richard Wagner (rĬkh´ärt väg´nər), –83, German composer, g. Life and Work Wagner was reared in a theatrical family, had a classical education, and began composing at He studied harmony and the works of Beethoven and in became chorus master of the theater at Würzburg, the first of a series of theatrical positions.

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. He lards his treatment of the stories, texts, and music of the operas and music dramas with biographical and historical materials acquired in the process of completing his numerous book on Wagner the man, including the magisterial Life of Richard Wagner, of which the fourth and final volume was published in Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (Leipzig, – Venice, Febru ) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas" as he later came to call them).

Wagner's compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their contrapuntal texture, rich chromaticism, harmonies and orchestration, and. In The Complete Operas of Richard Wagner, as in the first four volumes of his famous series on the great opera composers, Charles Osborne first describes the composer's life at the time he wrote each opera, thus providing a biographical thread which runs through the book; follows it with a thorough examination of the libretto and its sources; and lastly tells the story of the opera, which he Reviews: 2.Richard Wagner 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. Photo size:Seller Rating: % positive.Best known for the challenging four-opera cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, Richard Wagner (–83) was a conductor, librettist, theater director, and essayist, in addition to being the composer of some of the most enduring operatic works in history, such as The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, and Tristan and Isolde.

Though his influence on the development of European music is indisputable.