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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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Der Fliegende Hollander - opera in 3 acts: Overture
Der Fliegende Hollander - opera in 3 acts: Overture
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Love Music from Acts II & III of Tristan und Isolde
Love Music from Acts II & III of Tristan und Isolde
Overture: Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)
Overture: Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)
Der Fliegende Hollander - opera in 3 acts: Act 3
Der Fliegende Hollander - opera in 3 acts: Act 3
Singer
Choir
West German Radio Chorus
Bavarian Radio Chorus
North German Radio Choir
Orchestra
Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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Das Liebesverbot, oder Die Novize von Palermo - opera - overture
Das Liebesverbot, oder Die Novize von Palermo - opera - overture
Tannhauser: O du mein holder Abendstern
Tannhauser: O du mein holder Abendstern
Orchestra
German Opera Orchestra
Polonaise in D major Op.2 for piano duet
Polonaise in D major Op.2 for piano duet
Performer
Tobias Koch
Malgorzata Sarbak
Sonata in A major Op.4 for piano
Sonata in A major Op.4 for piano
Performer
Tobias Koch
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Prelude
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Prelude
Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra
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Prologue: Dawn music & Siegfried's Rhine journey from Gotterdammerung
Prologue: Dawn music & Siegfried's Rhine journey from Gotterdammerung
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Act III - Verachtet mir die Meister nicht
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Act III - Verachtet mir die Meister nicht
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Tristan und Isolde - opera in 3 acts
Tristan und Isolde - opera in 3 acts
Performer
Gustavo Dudamel
Simon Bolivar S O
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Prelude to Act 1 from Lohengrin
Prelude to Act 1 from Lohengrin
Orchestra
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec
Die Walkure - The Ride of the Valkyries
Die Walkure - The Ride of the Valkyries
Orchestra
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Die Walkure [Part 2 of 'Der Ring des Nibelungen']
Die Walkure [Part 2 of 'Der Ring des Nibelungen']
Performer
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Tristan und Isolde - opera in 3 acts (Act 2)
Tristan und Isolde - opera in 3 acts (Act 2)
Singer
Conductor
Orchestra
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - opera in 3 acts
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - opera in 3 acts
Performer
Fritz Reiner
Chicago S O.
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Prelude and Act III Liebestod from the opera Tristan and Isolde
Prelude and Act III Liebestod from the opera Tristan and Isolde
Wesendonck-Lieder, arr. Mottl for voice & orchestra [orig. with piano]
Wesendonck-Lieder, arr. Mottl for voice & orchestra [orig. with piano]
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Lohengrin: Act I Prelude
Lohengrin: Act I Prelude
Orchestra
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Im Treibhaus
Im Treibhaus
Orchestra
Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
Pilgrims' chorus from Tannhauser
Pilgrims' chorus from Tannhauser
Composer
Wagner arr. Liszt
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Die Walkure [Part 2 of 'Der Ring ...'], Act 3; The Ride of the Valkyries
Die Walkure [Part 2 of 'Der Ring ...'], Act 3; The Ride of the Valkyries
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Die beiden Grenadiere
Lohengrin - Act I Prelude
Lohengrin - Act I Prelude
Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra
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Mild und leise wie er lächelt [Liebestod]
Mild und leise wie er lächelt [Liebestod]
Orchestra
Berlin Philharmonic
Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Seigfried’s Rhine Journey
Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Seigfried’s Rhine Journey
Conductor
Good Friday Music (from "Parsifal")
Good Friday Music (from "Parsifal")
Ensemble
Canadian Chamber Ensemble
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