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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: Götterdämmerung: Brünnhilde’s Immolation N/A
Götterdämmerung: Brünnhilde’s Immolation (19:52) N/A
Back-announcement & Intro to Mascagni (1:17) N/A
Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Toshiyuki Shimada
Recording Date: Sat 21 Oct 2017
Overture to Tannhäuser (16:00) N/A
Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Piotr Borkowski
Recording Date: Sat 28 Sep 2002
Act I - Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (10:07) N/A
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