Richard Wagner

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Noun1.Richard Wagner - German composer of operas and inventor of the musical drama in which drama and spectacle and music are fused (1813-1883)Richard Wagner - German composer of operas and inventor of the musical drama in which drama and spectacle and music are fused (1813-1883)
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Professor Erlin classed him with Richard Wagner, but of him he spoke not with anger but with good-humoured laughter.
He could imagine Richard Wagner sitting in his box and laughing till his sides ached at the sight of all the people who were taking it seriously.
The libretto of his favorite opera, as written by Aristophanes, is brief, simple and effective -- "brekekex-koax"; the music is apparently by that eminent composer, Richard Wagner. Horses have a frog in each hoof -- a thoughtful provision of nature, enabling them to shine in a hurdle race.
"The last lines were written precisely in the hallowed hour when Richard Wagner gave up the ghost in Venice."
The rethinkings involved in the first translation project triggered a chain of evolutions and expansions of topics that yielded much original material that helps to make Drama and the World of Richard Wagner a distinctive volume.
His example is the way the Grail myth was warped by Richard Wagner in his opera Parsifal, and from there to Nazism.
The organizers of the Israel Arts Festival recently announced that they would not go ahead with plans to perform the music of Richard Wagner. Though the German composer died in 1883, his music is for many Israelis forever linked with Hitler and the Holocaust.
Climax Research Services, Wixom, Michigan, has appointed Richard Wagner mechanical test engineer, Allison Nolting mechanical testing supervisor and Charles F.
The two-act Karamazovs was staged by Boris Eifman in 1995 and is set to fragments of music from works of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Modest Mussorgsky, and Richard Wagner. The plot is inspired by the Fyodor Dostoyevsky novel but does not explore all of the novel's ideas.
The personal assistant to ex-Scottish Secretary Malcolm Rifkind made her comments to German journalist Richard Wagner when questioned on devolution.
Unfortunately, his career in that city came to an end when he was involved (with his friend, the composer Richard Wagner) in the political upheavals of 1848-49, and had to flee Saxony.