Music from Leipzig Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Johann Sebastian Bach
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 53. Chapters: Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ignaz More...
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 53. Chapters: Richard Wagner, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ignaz Moscheles, Ferdinand Hiller, Thomanerchor, Die Prinzen, MDR Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester, Johann Schein, Ensemble Sortisatio, Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211, Werner Neumann, Bach-Archiv Leipzig, Ferdinand David, Klaus Renft Combo, Think About Mutation. Excerpt: Wilhelm Richard Wagner (; German pronunciation: 22 May 1813 - 13 February 1883) was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas," as they were later called). Wagner's compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex texture, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the elaborate use of leitmotifs: musical themes associated with individual characters, places, ideas or plot elements. Unlike most other opera composers, Wagner wrote both the music and libretto for every one of his stage works. Initially establishing his reputation as a composer of works such as The Flying Dutchman and Tannhauser which were in the romantic traditions of Weber and Meyerbeer, Wagner transformed operatic thought through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk ("total work of art"). This would achieve the synthesis of all the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts, and was announced in a series of essays between 1849 and 1852. Wagner realised this concept most fully in the first half of the monumental four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. However, his thoughts on the relative importance of music and drama were to change again and he reintroduced some traditional operatic forms into his last few stage works including Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg. Wagner pioneered advances in musical language, such as extreme chromaticism and quickly shifting tonal centres, which grea...