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Richard Wagner, Composer
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(1813 - 1883).  No other composer in history has so utterly transformed a musical genre as Wagner transformed opera.  Unlike most opera composers who utilized a collaborator's poetry, he chose to write his own.  His central achievement was a complete reform of opera through his creation of the 4-opera cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen".  In the "Ring" he made drama, singing, the orchestra, and stagecraft as important as the music.  No existing theater could properly host such a spectacle, so he ...
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Wagner: “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Jaap van Zweden
Recording Date: Thu 4 Apr 2019
“Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre (5:22) N/A
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll N/A
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Robert Moody
Recording Date: Sun 18 Feb 2018
Intro / About... (1:12) N/A
Siegfried Idyll (20:52) N/A
Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: James Sample
Recording Date: Tue 15 Apr 1958
Overture to Tannhäuser (11:57) N/A
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