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Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) 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 ...

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Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) 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 in the romantic vein of Weber and Meyerbeer, Wagner revolutionised opera through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk ("total work of art"), by which he sought to synthesise the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts, with music subsidiary to drama, and which was announced in a series of essays between 1849 and 1852. Wagner realised these ideas most fully in the first half of the four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung).

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Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - opera in 3 acts
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - opera in 3 acts
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - opera in 3 acts
Performer
Claudio Abbado
Bryn Terfel
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Der Fliegende Hollander ('The Flying Dutchman') - overture
Der Fliegende Hollander ('The Flying Dutchman') - overture
Der Fliegende Hollander ('The Flying Dutchman') - overture
Ceolfhoireann
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Conductor
Composer
Albumblatt fur Frau Betty Schott in E flat major for piano
Albumblatt fur Frau Betty Schott in E flat major for piano
Albumblatt fur Frau Betty Schott in E flat major for piano
Composer
Prelude to Act 3 and Bridal Music from Lohengrin
Prelude to Act 3 and Bridal Music from Lohengrin
Prelude to Act 3 and Bridal Music from Lohengrin
Composer
Wagner trans. Lemare
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - opera in 3 acts (feat. Marco Armiliato, Jonas Kaufmann & City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - opera in 3 acts (feat. Marco Armiliato, Jonas Kaufmann & City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - opera in 3 acts (feat. Marco Armiliato, Jonas Kaufmann & City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
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