RICHARD WAGNER BIOGRAPHY ESSAY

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RICHARD WAGNER BIOGRAPHY ESSAY

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SurnameName:Institution:Course:Date:Richard WagnerRichard Wagner was a German theatre director, composer, polemicist and a conductorwell known for his operas. He lived between 22nd May 1813 and 13th February 1883. Wagner isunique in that, unlike other composers, he penned both the libretto and music for each and everystage of his works. He established his reputation as a composer of works whose themes wasmajorly on romance. For instance, he is the man behind The Romantic Vein of Meyerbeer andWeber, an opera that gained fame for its romantic theme. He later revolutionized opera throughhis total work of art concept. Through this concept, he sought to come up with the visual,poetic, dramatic and musical arts. His compositions are notable for their sophisticated textures,rich orchestration and harmonies in addition to his elaborate and explicit use of leitmotifs. Hisadvances in his choice of musical language included chromaticism before he quickly shifted totonal centers all of which has had significant influence on development of classical music(Gregor-Dellin 46).As aforementioned, Wagner was born on 22nd May 1813 to a German family in Leipzigthat had an ethnic background. He was the ninth child of Fredric Carl Wagner, a father whoserved as a clerk in the Leipzig police service. Wagners mother was also a German, JohannaRosina. Young Wagner lost his father to typhus when he was only six years of age.Consequently, his mother relocated and lived

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