HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

People/Characters: Richard Wagner

People/Characters by cover

1–7 of 195 ( next | show all )
 
 

Works (195)

TitlesOrder
Abschied von Walhall : Richard Wagners erotische Gesellschaft by Dieter Schicklingnot in English Common Knowledge
Adventures of Richard Wagner by Opal Wheeler
Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker by Stacy A. Cordery
Anti-Semitism: From Its European Roots to the Holocaust (Interlink Illustrated History Series) by Roberto Finzinot in English Common Knowledge
Aspects of Wagner by Bryan Magee
A Barna Könyv : Napló, feljegyzések : 1865-1882 by Richard Wagnernot in English Common Knowledge
Bayreuth: A History of the Wagner Festival by Frederic Spotts
Bayreuther Festspiele : 1975 : Programmheft V : Der Ring des Nibelungen : Die Walküre [programme] by Herbert Barth
The Birth of Tragedy and The Case of Wagner by Friedrich Nietzsche
Black Dog Opera Library : Wagner : The Flying Dutchman by Black Dog Publishing
The book of world-famous music : classical, popular, and folk by James J. Fuld
Boulez in Bayreuth. Der Jahrhundert-Ring by Pierre Bouleznot in English Common Knowledge
De buikspreker van God by Martin Van Amerongen
The Cambridge Companion to Wagner by Thomas S. Grey
The Case of Wagner/Nietzsche Contra Wagner by Friedrich Nietzschenot in English Common Knowledge
The Complete Operas of Richard Wagner: A Critical Guide by Charles Osborne
The Concert Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to Symphonic Music by Robert Bagar
Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1: 1841-1853 by Richard Wagner
Cosima Wagner by George R. Marek
Cosima Wagner : Ein Lebens- und Charakterbild. Band 1 by Richard Du Moulin Eckartnot in English Common Knowledge
Cosima Wagner's diaries by Cosima Wagnernot in English Common Knowledge
Cosima Wagner, extraordinary daughter of Franz Liszt by Alice Sokoloff
Cosima Wagner: The Lady of Bayreuth by Oliver Hilmes
Cosimas Kinder: Triumph und Tragödie der Wagner-Dynastie by Oliver Hilmesnot in English Common Knowledge
The Darker Side of Genius: Richard Wagner's Anti-Semitism by Jacob Katz
Darwin, Marx, Wagner: Critique of a Heritage by Jacques Barzun
A day with Richard Wagner by May Byronnot in English Common Knowledge
Decoding Wagner: An Invitation to His World of Music Drama (includes 2 CDs) by Thomas May
Die deutsche Seele by Thea Dorn
Dichter und Herrscher : europäischer Geist in fünf Jahrhunderten : Essays by Thomas Mann
Draksjukan : mytiska fantasier hos Tolkien, Wagner och de Vries by Stefan Arvidssonnot in English Common Knowledge
Dramatic Opinions and Essays with an Apology by Bernard Shaw by Bernard Shaw
The Dyer's Hand and Other Essays by W. H. Auden
Elstaraj Artikoloj En Li.Wiki: Volfgango Amedeo Mozarto, Parizo, Sankta Nikolao, Biero, Julio Cezaro, Kristnasko, Kolonjo, Pasko, Leono, La Kanto de ... Karnavalo, Vilhelmo La 2-A, Richard Wagner by Fonto: Wikipedia,
English National Opera Guide : Wagner : Der fliegende Holländer by English National Opera
English National Opera Guide : Wagner : Lohengrin by English National Opera
English National Opera Guide : Wagner : Parsifal by English National Opera
English National Opera Guide : Wagner : Siegfried by English National Opera
English National Opera Guide : Wagner : Tannhäuser by English National Opera
English National Opera Guide : Wagner : The Mastersingers of Nuremberg : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by English National Opera
English National Opera Guide : Wagner : The Rhinegold : Das Rheingold by English National Opera
English National Opera Guide : Wagner : The Valkyrie : Die Walküre by English National Opera
English National Opera Guide : Wagner : Tristan und Isolde by English National Opera
English National Opera Guide : Wagner : Twilight of the gods : Götterdämmerung by English National Opera
Family letters of Richard Wagner by Richard Wagner
The Fertilizing Seed: Wagner's Concept of the Poetic Intent by Frank W. Glass
Der Festspielhügel. Richard Wagners Werk in Bayreuth 1876-1976 by Herbert Barthnot in English Common Knowledge
Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner's Ring by Philip Kitcher
The Fischer-Dieskau Book of Lieder by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Forgotten Fatherland: The Search for Elisabeth Nietzsche by Ben Macintyre
Franz Liszt: A Chronicle of His Life in Pictures and Documents by Ernst Burger
Franz Liszt: The Final Years, 1861-1886 by Alan Walker
Franz Liszt: The Weimar Years, 1848-1861 by Alan Walker
Freiherr vom Stein, Gneisenau, Napoleon, Kleist, Görres, Friedrich List, Droste-Hülshoff, Hebbel, Petöfi, Lassalle, Dahlmann, Herzen, Malvida von Meysenbug, Alfred Krupp, Wagner, Windthorst, Bismarck by Hans von Arnim
Freud, Goethe, Wagner by Thomas Mann
Friedelind Wagner: Die rebellische Enkelin Richard Wagners by Eva Riegernot in English Common Knowledge
From romanticism to expressionism by Romain Goldron
From Voltaire to Wagner by Leon Poliakovnot in English Common Knowledge
The Great Conductors by Harold C. Schonberg
Gustav Mahler by Jens Malte Fischer
Hans von Bülow: A Life and Times by Alan Walker
History of Music by Hugh Milton Miller
Hitler's Philosophers by Yvonne Sherratt
How to become a musical critic by Bernard Shaw
Hugh Walpole by Rupert Hart-Davis
Hungarian Rhapsody: The Life and Loves of Franz Liszt by Zsolt Harsanyi
Illustrirte Zeitung Jahrgang 1924, Bd. 2 (25 Hefte No. 4138 - 4163)
In den Trümmern der eigenen Welt : Richard Wagners "Der Ring des Nibelungen" by Udo Bermbachnot in English Common Knowledge
In Search of Wagner by Theodor W. Adorno
Introducing Wagner: A Graphic Guide by Michael White
An introduction to the life and works of Richard Wagner by Chappell White
Janet Flanner's World: Uncollected Writings, 1932-1975 by Janet Flanner
Kleine Bettlektüre für alle Richard Wagner Verehrer by Petra Eiselenot in English Common Knowledge
Kult, konst eller myt? : Richard Wagner i tvärvetenskaplig belysning by Ursula Geislernot in English Common Knowledge
König Ludwig der II. von Bayern und Richard Wagner by Annette Kolbnot in English Common Knowledge
Leben mit Wagner by Joachim Kaisernot in English Common Knowledge
The life of Richard Wagner by Ernest Newmannot in English Common Knowledge
Life of Richard Wagner by Carl Friedrich Glasenappnot in English Common Knowledge1813-1883
The Life of Richard Wagner Volume Four: 1866-1883 by Ernest Newman
The Life of Richard Wagner Volume Two: 1848-1860 by Ernest Newman
Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians {complete} by Elbert Hubbard
Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians: Richard Wagner by Elbert Hubbard
The Lives of the Great Composers by Harold C. Schonberg
The Loves of Richard Wagner by Julius Kapp
Ludwig II, The Mad King of Bavaria by Desmond Chapman-Huston
Ludwig II. von Bayern. Briefe. Eine erstaunliche Korrespondenz. by Martha Schad
Ludwig II., König von Bayern. Eine Biographie by Ludwig Hüttlnot in English Common Knowledge
Ludwig II.. König von Bayern by Werner Richternot in English Common Knowledge
The Mad King: The Life and Times of Ludwig II of Bavaria by Greg King
Magic Fire: Scenes Around Richard Wagner by Bertita Hardingnot in English Common Knowledge
Major Critical Essays by George Bernard Shaw
The Masks of God: Creative Mythology by Joseph Campbell
Die Meistersinger und Richard Wagne : Die Rezeptionsgeschichte einer Oper von 1868 bis heute by Gerhard Bottnot in English Common Knowledge
Middle-earth Minstrel: Essays on Music in Tolkien by Bradford Lee Eden
Minna Wagner by Sibylle Zehlenot in English Common Knowledge1813-1883
Music Lovers' Encyclopedia by Rupert Hughes
The Music of Liszt by Humphrey Searle
Music, Mysticism and Magic by Joscelyn Godwin
My Life by Richard Wagnernot in English Common Knowledge
Neue Wagneriana : gesammelte Aufsätze und Studien ; drei Bände (Deutsche Musikbücherei, Bände 11-13) by Arthur Seidlnot in English Common Knowledge
The New Grove Guide to Wagner and His Operas by Barry Millington
Nietzsche by Lou Salome
Nietzsche's footfalls: a triptych by David Pollard
Opera by Edward J. Dent
The Oxford Companion to Music by Percy A. Scholes
Paradise of Cities: Venice In the 19th Century by John Julius Norwich
Parsifal : Richard Wagners Bühnenweihfestspiel in Stefan Herheims Inszenierung ; Bayreuther Festspiele ; eine Inszenierungsanalyse mit Kommentaren by Susanne Villnot in English Common Knowledge
Parsifal [libretto] by Richard Wagnernot in English Common Knowledge
Passport to Jewish music : its history, traditions, and culture by Irene Heskes
The Pawprints of History: Dogs and the Course of Human Events by Stanley Coren
The Perfect Wagnerite by George Bernard Shaw
The Real Wagner by Rudolph Sabornot in English Common Knowledge
Reclams Musikführer Richard Wagner by Hans-Joachim Bauernot in English Common Knowledge
Richard Wagner by Guy de Pourtalès
Richard Wagner by Martin Gregor-Dellin
Richard Wagner by Hans Mayer
Richard Wagner by Marcel Beaufils
Richard Wagner by Kerstin Deckernot in English Common Knowledge
Richard Wagner by Hans Gálnot in English Common Knowledge
Richard Wagner (Lifetimes) by Richard Tames
Richard Wagner : Dokumentarbiographie by Richard Wagnernot in English Common Knowledge
Richard Wagner : L'Opéra de la fin du monde by Philippe Godefroidnot in English Common Knowledge
Richard Wagner im Dritten Reich ein Schloss Elmau-Symposion by Saul Friedländernot in English Common Knowledge
Richard Wagner in Venedig. Eine Collage. by Friedrich Dieckmannnot in English Common Knowledge
Richard Wagner in Venedig: Mosaikbilder aus seinem letzen Lebenstagen (German Edition) by Henry Perl
Richard Wagner och några av hans mästerverk by Carola Goldkuhlnot in English Common Knowledge
Richard Wagner to Mathilde Wesendonck : Translated, prefaced, etc. by William Ashton Ellis by Richard Wagnernot in English Common Knowledge1813-1883
Richard Wagner und das neue Bayreuth by Wieland Wagnernot in English Common Knowledge
Richard Wagner, his life in his work. by Paul Bekkernot in English Common Knowledge
Richard Wagner-Jahrbuch : Dritter Band by Ludwig Frankensteinnot in English Common Knowledge1813-1883
Richard Wagner: A Biography by Derek Watson
Richard Wagner: A Life in Music by Martin Gecknot in English Common Knowledge
Richard Wagner: His life, art and thought by Ronald Taylor
Richard Wagner: The Last of the Titans by Joachim Köhler
Richard Wagner: The Man, His Mind and His Music ; The Perfect Wagnerite and Ring Resounding (3 Vol Slipcased set) by Robert W. Gutman
Richard Wagner: The Man, His Mind, and His Music by Robert W. Gutman
Richard Wagners "Ring der Nibelungen" im Lichte des deutschen Strafrechts by Ernst von Piddenot in English Common Knowledge
Richard Wagners Musikdramen by Carl Dahlhausnot in English Common Knowledge
Richard-Wagner-Museum Bayreuth by Manfred Egernot in English Common Knowledge
Ring of Power: The Abandoned Child, the Authoritarian Father, and the Disempowered Feminine : A Jungian Understanding of by Jean Shinoda Bolennot in English Common Knowledge
Rowohlt Bildmonographien: Wagner, Richard (German Edition) by Martin Gecknot in English Common Knowledge
The royal family of Bayreuth by Friedelind Wagnernot in English Common Knowledge
Schafft Neues! Richard Wagner in Frankfurt by Bernd Loebenot in English Common Knowledge
Seine Zeit in Luzern; das Museum in Tribschen by Othmar Friesnot in English Common Knowledge
The Sex Lives of Famous Lesbians by Nigel Cawthorne
Shaw's Music by Bernard Shaw
Sie waren nicht nur Gegner : Deutsche und Russen in zwei Jahrhunderten by Rheinisch-Westfälische Auslandsgesellschaft
So singe, Held! Biographie eines Stimmfachs ; Wagnertenöre der Wagnerzeit (1842-1883) by Einhard Luthernot in English Common Knowledge
Der Sohn : Siegfried Wagner - Leben und Umwelt by Zdenko von Kraftnot in English Common Knowledge
Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers by Patrick Kavanaugh
Sämtliche Briefe. Bd. 1. Briefe der Jahre 1830 - 1842 by Richard Wagnernot in English Common Knowledge
Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter
Tondichter-Album Leben und Werke der hervorragendsten Meister der Tonkunst by Karl Oppel
The Tristan Chord: Wagner and Philosophy by Bryan Magee
Twilight of the Wagners : the unveiling of a family's legacy by Gottfried Wagnernot in English Common Knowledge
Verdi: His Music, Life, and Times (A Dodd, Mead Quality Paperback) by George Whitney Martin
Victorian Popular Music by Ronald Pearsall
The Victorian Visitors: Culture Shock in Nineteenth-Century Britain by Rupert Christiansen
The Victorians by A. N. Wilson
Vindications: Essays on Romantic Music by Deryck Cooke
Wagner by Curt von Westernhagennot in English Common Knowledge
Wagner by Barry Millington
Wagner (Metropolitan Opera Guild Composer Series) by John Culshaw
Wagner (The Great musicians series) by W. J. Turner
Wagner - Nürnberg - Meistersinger Richard Wagner und das reale Nürnberg seiner Zeit ; Ausstellung im Germanischen Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg vom 21. Februar bis 1. Juni 2013 by Frank P. Bärnot in English Common Knowledge
Wagner : a biography [2-volume set] by Curt von Westernhagen
Wagner : Der Ring des Nibelungen : 2018/19 [programme] by Royal Opera House
Wagner : Lohengrin : 2017/18 [programme] by Royal Opera House
Wagner and His World by Charles Osborne
Wagner and Nietzsche by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskaunot in English Common Knowledge
Wagner and Tolkien: Mythmakers by Renée Vink
The Wagner Clan by Jonathan Carr
The Wagner Companion by Peter Burbidge
The Wagner Compendium: A Guide to Wagner's Life and Music by Barry Millington
Wagner Remembered by Stewart Spencer
Wagner Theater by Nike Wagnernot in English Common Knowledge
Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung : A Companion by Stewart Spencer
Wagner's Ring: Turning the Sky Round by M. Owen Lee
Wagner, el visitante del crepusculo/ Wagner, The Visitor of Crepusculo (Cla-de-ma) by Arnoldo Libermannot in English Common Knowledge
Wagner-Chronik : Daten zu Leben und Werk by Martin Gregor-Dellinnot in English Common Knowledge
Wagner-Handbuch by Ulrich Müllernot in English Common Knowledge
Wagner-Handbuch (Musik - Fachbuch) by Laurenz Lüttekennot in English Common Knowledge
Wagner-Parodien by Dieter Borchmeyernot in English Common Knowledge
Wagner: Volume 1, 1813-1864: A Biography (v. 1) by Curt von Westernhagen
Wagner: Volume 2, 1864-1883: A Biography (v. 2) by Curt von Westernhagen
Wagners Welten by Jürgen Kolbenot in English Common Knowledge
The Wagners: The Dramas of a Musical Dynasty by Nike Wagner
Wege des Mythos in der Moderne : Richard Wagner, "Der Ring des Nibelungen" : eine Münchner Ringvorlesung by Dieter Borchmeyernot in English Common Knowledge
Welcome To Valhalla by Jack McDevitt
Wer ist Wotan? Wagner und die Wagnerianer in Anekdoten. by Alexander Witeschniknot in English Common Knowledge
Winifred Wagner oder Hitlers Bayreuth by Brigitte Hamann
Winnie and Wolf by A. N. Wilson
The World Theatre of Wagner by Charles Osborne
Young Nietzsche by Carl Pletsch
Das zweite Leben. Briefe und Aufzeichnungen 1883 - 1930 by Cosima Wagnernot in English Common Knowledge

Character description

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. He described this vision in a series of essays published 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).

His compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex textures, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the elaborate use of leitmotifs—musical phrases associated with individual characters, places, ideas, or plot elements. His advances in musical language, such as extreme chromaticism and quickly shifting tonal centres, greatly influenced the development of classical music. His Tristan und Isolde is sometimes described as marking the start of modern music.

Wagner had his own opera house built, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, which embodied many novel design features. The Ring and Parsifal were premiered here and his most important stage works continue to be performed at the annual Bayreuth Festival, run by his descendants. His thoughts on the relative contributions of music and drama in opera were to change again, and he reintroduced some traditional forms into his last few stage works, including Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg).

Until his final years, Wagner's life was characterised by political exile, turbulent love affairs, poverty and repeated flight from his creditors. His controversial writings on music, drama and politics have attracted extensive comment, notably, since the late 20th century, where they express antisemitic sentiments. The effect of his ideas can be traced in many of the arts throughout the 20th century; his influence spread beyond composition into conducting, philosophy, literature, the visual arts and theatre.

Related people/characters

Related places

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,716,249 books! | Top bar: Always visible