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  Richard Wagner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wagner was and remains a controversial figure, both for his musical and dramatic innovations, and for his anti-semitic and political opinions.
Wagner's final opera, Parsifal, which was written especially for the opening of Wagner's Festspielhaus in Bayreuth and which is described in the score as a "Bühnenweihfestspiel" (festival play for the consecration of the stage), is a contemplative work based on the Christian legend of the Holy Grail.
Wagner was responsible for several theatrical innovations developed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, an opera house specially constructed for the performance of his operas (for the design of which he appropriated many of the ideas of his former colleague, Gottfried Semper, which he had solicited for a proposed new opera house at Munich).
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Wagner accepted her back, but it was the start of a troubled marriage that would end, three decades later, in misery.
Wagner's first and most controversial anti-Semitic essay was "Das Judenthum in der Musik", originally published in 1850 in the Neue Zeitschrift under the pen-name "K. Freigedenk" ("free thought").
After Wagner's death in 1883, Bayreuth became a meeting place for a group of extreme right-wing Wagner fans that came to be known as the Bayreuth circle, endorsed by the staunchly anti-Semitic Cosima.
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Levi maintained a close friendship with Wagner, and was asked to be a pallbearer at the composer's funeral.
Although they are commonly broadcast on government-owned radio and television stations, attempts at staging public performances have been halted by protests, especially by Holocaust survivors.
Richard Wagner Web Site, containing articles, analyses, a map, a chronology and more.
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 Wagner, Richard - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wagner was reared in a theatrical family, had a classical education, and began composing at 17.
Wagner participated in the Revolution of 1848, fled Dresden, and with the help of Liszt escaped to Switzerland, where he stayed eight years.
Wagner's second wife, Cosima Wagner, 1837-1930, was the daughter of Liszt and the comtesse d'Agoult.
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 Richard Wagner - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 – February 13, 1883) was an influential German composer, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas.
In Der Fall Wagner ("The Case of Wagner", 1888) and Nietzsche Contra Wagner (Nietzsche vs. Wagner, 1895), he would condemn Wagner as decadent and corrupt, even criticizing his earlier adulatory views of the composer.
Richard Wagner Archive (http://users.utu.fi/hansalmi/wagner.spml), containing biography, information on Wagner's operas, Wagner quotations and more.
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