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  Richard Wagner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wagner is also an extremely controversial figure, both because of his musical and dramatic innovations, and because he was a very public proponent of anti-semitic ideas.
Wagner's musical style is often considered the epitome of classical music's Romantic period, due to its unprecedented exploration of emotional expression.
Wagner's second source of inspiration was the poet-writer Mathilde Wesendonck, the wife of the silk merchant Otto von Wesendonck.
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 Learn more about Richard Wagner in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nevertheless, the affair inspired Wagner to put aside his work on the Ring cycle (which would not be resumed for twelve years) and begin work on Tristan und Isolde, based on the Arthurian love story of the knight Tristan and the already-married lady Isolde.
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.
After the death of Cosima and Siegfried Wagner in 1930, the operation of the festival fell to Siegfried's widow Winifred, who was a personal friend of Adolf Hitler.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /r/ri/richard_wagner.html   (3604 words)

  
 Richard Wagner
He was the son either of the police actuary Friedrich Wagner, who died soon after his birth, or of his mother's friend the painter, actor and poet Ludwig Geyer, whom she married in August 1814.
Its theme reflects something of Wagner's own politics (he was involved in the semi-revolutionary, intellectual 'Young Germany' movement).
Wagner did not stay long in Bavaria, because of opposition at Ludwig's court, especially when it was known that he was having an affair with Cosima, the wife of the conductor Hans von Bülow (she was Liszt's daughter); Bülow (who condoned it) directed the Tristan premiere in 1865.
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Wagner was able to cut its deficit to 11-10 after a fastbreak layup by Porter, but senior guard Maurice Carter's three-pointer upped RMU to a 14-10 lead with 11:10 to play in the first half.
Wagner, who shot 66% in the second half (16-24) and tied the game at 47-47 with 5:05 left on a dunk by James Ulrich, made five of their final six shots from the floor to go along with Porter’s three free throws.
Wagner brought in the largest recruiting class in the NEC with six freshman and as a whole the newcomers ranked ranked 65th in the nation by hoopscooponline.com.
www.wagner.edu /athletics/mbball   (15881 words)

  
 Island of Freedom - Richard Wagner
Wagner was attracted to the theater at an early age.
Although Wagner's early training was slight by the standards of most major composers, he had an uncanny ability to copy the various styles he encountered in the music of his time.
Although Wagner varied his treatment in each opera, the means of redemption is typically some combination of increased awareness on the part of the flawed male protagonist and the love and instinctive vision of his female counterpart.
www.island-of-freedom.com /WAGNER.HTM   (1809 words)

  
 Richard Wagner | Opera Composer
Wagner is acknowledged as the master of German opera, and one of the most progressive composers in history.
The foundation of Wagner's philosophy of musical drama is the concept of "Gesamtkunstwerk," or "universal artwork." He held that music in a dramatic setting was best used to reinforce dramatic content and expression.
Wagner has been classified politically as an anarchist and socialist, and simultaneously, a fascist, nationalist, and anti-semite.
www.lucidcafe.com /lucidcafe/library/96may/wagner.html   (241 words)

  
 Internet Public Library: Music History 102
The subject matter of these works were to be the indigenous myths and legends of the German people, such as the famous Ride of the Valkyries, which depicts the daughters of the god Wotan riding their steeds through a storm, bearing the bodies of slain warriors to Valhalla.
Wagner's reforms did away with the "number" opera -- no longer was there any clear separation between recitative and aria, and ensembles in the Italian sense of the word are almost completely avoided.
Wagner's operas are uncommonly long, intended as they were by the composer to be played during the course of an afternoon and evening, with breaks for a meal and refreshment.
www.ipl.org /div/mushist/rom/wagner.htm   (447 words)

  
 Wagner, Richard (1813 - 1883)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wagner was a remarkable innovator both in harmony and in the structure of his work, creating his own version of the Gesamtkunstwerk, dramatic compositions in which the arts were brought together into a single unity.
In the later part of his career Wagner enjoyed the support of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and was finally able to establish his own theatre and festival at the Bavarian town of Bayreuth.
Wagner's involvement in the revolution of 1848 and subsequent escape from Dresden led to the staging of his next dramatic work, Lohengrin, in Weimar, under the supervision of Liszt.
www.naxos.com /composer/wagner.htm   (401 words)

  
 Star Wars and Wagner's Ring
This is a clear parallel to Wagner's need to control the quality and balance of sound, and the quality of visual presentation in his opera house in Bayreuth.
Not so in Wagner, where the orchestra has no secondary role, but partakes in the musical totality, even the dramatic totality as complete equal to what is seen and heard from the stage.
Wagner was not the originator of the idea and use of leitmotifs, but he was the composer who perfected the compositional technique of making the leitmotifs the basis of a large, musical structure.
www.trell.org /wagner/starwars.html   (8139 words)

  
 Richard Wagner Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Richard Wagner is undoubtedly one of the leading figures of the 19th century.
One of the most famous artists to illustrate Wagner's operas was the noted 19th century German painter Ferdinand Leeke (1859-1925).
An interesting and still rather neglected side of Wagner is the memorabilia and popular culture inspired by his character.
users.utu.fi /hansalmi/wagner.spml   (335 words)

  
 Wagner and the Jews/Introduction
My basic areas of interest are the violence of Wagner’s antisemitism - I assert that it was very much more violent than has been previously thought - and Wagner’s operas - where I have new research demonstrating violent antisemitic subtexts.
Wagner could be an incredibly prolix and obscure writer when he wanted to be (which was most of the time).
Apart from his style, Wagner’s ideas require substantial effort to grasp - And, in order to understand his antisemitism you have to see it in terms of the rest of his thought.
members.aol.com /wagnerbuch/intro.htm   (904 words)

  
 Welcome to Presser Online
Melinda Wagner was born in Philadelphia and received graduate degrees in Music Composition from the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania.
Wagner’s Piano Concerto, Extremity of Sky, a commission from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with support from the Prince Charitable Trusts, was premiered with soloist Emanuel Ax, in May, 2003.
"Wagner clearly thought carefully about problems of balance and blend, and in choosing an orchestra of strings and percussion, with a profusion of keyboards, mallets, and bells, she has created a magical framework in which to highlight the solo instrument.
www.presser.com /Composers/info.cfm?Name=MELINDAWAGNER   (1400 words)

  
 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Wagner, Honus@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wagner, called the Flying Dutchman by his fans, came to be regarded as one of the outstanding players of baseball.
Wagner, agile though massively built, excelled at fielding; he also led the National League five times in stolen bases.
Wagner was no tobacco-chewing philistine, but a man of principle and integrity, a person...
www.highbeam.com /ref/doc3.asp?docid=1E1:Wagner-H   (444 words)

  
 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.
Performances of his operas tend to be very well-attended, despite being a stretch for the resources of most opera companies.
The Wagner Library (http://users.belgacom.net/wagnerlibrary/), containing English translations of Wagner's prose works.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Richard_Wagner   (2164 words)

  
 Wagner Vineyards: Winery, Micro-brewery, the Ginny Lee Restaurant
Wagner Vineyards was founded in Lodi, New York, by Bill Wagner, a lifelong resident of the area and grape grower for over forty years.
The Ginny Lee CafŽ was opened in 1983 and offers diners the opportunity to enjoy Wagner wines with a freshly prepared menu selection while overlooking one of the most spectacular views in the Finger Lakes region.
Wagner's newest venture is a micro brewery addition.
www.wagnervineyards.com   (402 words)

  
 Otto Wagner - Great Buildings Online
Otto Wagner was born in Penzing, near Vienna in 1841.
In 1890 Wagner designed a new city plan for Vienna, but only his urban rail network was used.
Wagner continued searching for a style which embodied the principles he taught.
www.greatbuildings.com /architects/Otto_Wagner.html   (275 words)

  
 Wagner Operas
Richard Wagner's life journeys from the heights of Romanticism to the movement's supreme crisis, which he himself orchestrated.
The works of Wagner offer a modern production team a full canvas where a director and scenic/costume designers can stretch their imagination and present their personal interpretation of the composer's work to today's audiences.
In the early days, productions of Wagner's works reflected the composer's attention to minute detail, and often took their lead from the composer's own hyper-realistic stagings at the Bayreuth Festival theater.
www.wagneroperas.com   (369 words)

  
 Richard Wagner Web Site
The subject of the Richard Wagner Web Site, edited by Kristian Evensen, is the German composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883), his works and life.
Wagner: The Nibelungen-Myth (1848) - the original German text, a translation by W. Ashton Ellis (1898) and an introduction by K. Evensen.
Wagner: The Revolution (1849) - the original German text, a translation by W. Ashton Ellis (1899) and an introduction by K. Evensen.
www.trell.org /wagner   (284 words)

  
 Possessing the Ring
Among commonly ascribed themes are the setting aside of, or dying of, the gods for the emergence of modern man. Siegfried thus becomes a Nietzschean "superman" freed of illusion.
Wagner first planned one opera, to be called Siegfried's Death.
Nietzsche and Hitler both much admired Wagner's work, and that nihilistic chain of influence was to give in our century full expression to the malignant death-loving exaltation of destruction and evil.
users.aol.com /donibess/ring.htm   (2951 words)

  
 Wagner Society of Washington DC
Wagner Society of Washington DC Who We Are
Admission is $25 for Wagner Society members and $35 for others.
Under the honorary patronage of Ambassador Ischinger of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Wagner Society of Washington DC presented the tenth Emerging Singers Concert to an over-flow audience.
www.wagner-dc.org   (1053 words)

  
 ESPN.com: Billy Wagner Player Card   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
News: Phillies GM Ed Wade says that re-signing Wagner is the organization's top priority of the offseason, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
That's what the crowds look for when the radar readings are posted on the scoreboard, cheering wildly when he reaches triple digits even if the pitch isn't a strike.
Billy Wagner has set a deadline for the end of this month to work out a contract extension with the Phillies or he will test free agency at the end of the season, the closer told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday.
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 Wagner Bazarin Art Gallery
Wagner Bazarin Art Gallery was established in 1998 by Wagner Bazarin to represent leading International artists.
The objective of Wagner Bazarin Art Gallery is to present data, images, and information concerning fine art, in the service of both artists and the general public, to foster research, exposure, understanding and awareness of the art in the world.
Wagner Bazarin Art Gallery provides a centralized reference resource devoted exclusively to the fine arts, with additional information and new links added each day.
www.bazarin.com   (331 words)

  
 Wagner Society of Northern California
His love, though, was Wagner, and he wrote and published prodigiously on that love.
But perhaps most important of all was the slim volume An Introduction to Richard Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen", for years a staple of the gift shops and book shops of almost any Wagner performance in the United States and one of the books to give a beginner.
In any case, you are likely to be interested in our new project, the Wagner Society's guide for the festival-goer.
www.wagnersf.org   (1289 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Music: Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen (Ring Cycle) / Sir Georg Solti [BOX SET]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I have read much about Wagner's desire to fuse music and drama in a way that is completely organic, and feel very sympathetic to it.
I think the answer among listeners can only be a subjective one, and the reason for that is this: This man Wagner wrote a work that (especially at that time) could never adequately transfer from the imagination to the stage.
It is Wagner as the uncouth rabble imagines Wagner to be; power, intensity and orchestral climaxes to blow your speakers.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000042H4?v=glance   (5304 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Wagner : (Revised ed.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wagner's Ring: Turning the Sky Round by M.
to summarize Wagner's life, influence, works, and the whole political, philosophical, and social argument around them, from the standpoint of 1985, and to do it with such lucid, engaging style.
Wagner is one of the most controversial of composers, and much that has been written about him--including his autobiography--is misleading.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0691027226?v=glance   (553 words)

  
 Chessville - Acers Remembers - Recollections of Chess Legend Jude Acers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Yes, Wagner, absolute promo master at the top of his game....had moved instantly 100 miles south to close out the rabid race.
------Colored streamers running from the Wagner's air conditioner...as I stepped back watching for Fischer's quiet always the same hand meter moves I was surrounded by colored paper strips...apparently to show the direction of air flow...a frame with Fischer in the center.
A last note of Don and Phyllis Wagner, his hosts throughout.....Fischer quietly asked if it was all right to move from room to room, careful not to intrude on family routine.
www.chessville.com /misc/AcersRemembers.htm   (4166 words)

  
 Wagner Electronics ­ World Leader in Moisture Measurement Technology For 40 Years
Wagner Electronics ­ World Leader in Moisture Measurement Technology For 40 Years
Company Info: Wagner Electronics is the respected world leader in moisture sensing and moisture management solutions.
For nearly 40 years, Wagner's field proven technology has helped thousands of valued customers improve profits and eliminate moisture related problems.
www.wwwagner.com   (124 words)

  
 Other Wagner Links
The Richard Wagner Society of South Australia Inc.
The Wagner Society of the United Kingdom, London
Wagner performances in Europe 2000-2001, by M Luukkainen
users.utu.fi /hansalmi/wagner/links.html   (122 words)

  
 Richard Wagner Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wagner's operas - tiresome, megalomaniac, endless screaming music for masochists?
Below you will find some guides that I wish can help you if you are beginning to approach these works.
Wagner Facts (IMO) - As subjective as facts can be!
www.geocities.com /Vienna/Strasse/2906/wagner.html   (90 words)

  
 Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - Wagner
Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - Wagner
Wagner Biography & List of Operas by Tim Cordell
Use of text, images, or any other copyrightable material contained in these pages, without the written permission of the copyright holder, except as specified in the Copyright Notice, is strictly prohibited.
www.classical.net /music/comp.lst/wagner.html   (279 words)

  
 Wagner South Dakota, Wagner SD, Chamber of Commerce Site
Wagner South Dakota, Wagner SD, Chamber of Commerce Site
Wagner is a progressive agriculture community, and well known for it's
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