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Richard Wagner, Composer
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(1813 - 1883).  No other composer in history has so utterly transformed a musical genre as Wagner transformed opera.  Unlike most opera composers who utilized a collaborator's poetry, he chose to write his own.  His central achievement was a complete reform of opera through his creation of the 4-opera cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen".  In the "Ring" he made drama, singing, the orchestra, and stagecraft as important as the music.  No existing theater could properly host such a spectacle, so he ...
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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Rossen Milanov
Recording Date: Fri 15 Mar 2019
Prelude and Liebestod (18:14) N/A
Wagner: Die Walküre: The Ride of the Valkyries
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Rossen Milanov
Recording Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
Die Walküre: The Ride of the Valkyries (4:56) N/A
Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Bruce Hangen
Recording Date: Sat 21 Sep 2019
Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (10:41) N/A
Events
23 Feb 2020
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
14 Mar 2020
Warner Theatre
18 Apr 2020
Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox