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Richard Wagner (Richard Wielhelm Wagner)

( composer and playwright)

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The great German composer and playwright Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig in a family with rich musical tradition. Taught himself to play the piano, later, also alone, comprehended the basis of composing "Crafts". In 1833, the University of Leipzig was performed first musical production of Wagner - Symphony B-dur. After graduation, Wagner spent three years in Paris where he hoped to achieve recognition, but his hopes were dashed. Nevertheless, in these years he wrote his opera "Rienzi" and "Flying Dutchman". In 1845 at the Dresden opera was put "Tannhauser," and in 1850, already in Weimar - Lohengrin. The next fifteen years, Wagner spent in exile, during which he wrote his major theoretical work "Art and Revolution," The Art of the Future "and" Opera and Drama ". Furthermore, in those years was finally formed eq tetralogy "Der Ring des Nibelungen - Wagner's creative peak, the playwright and the composer Wagner (fully staged in 1876). In 1861, Wagner finally returned to Germany, then moved to Vienna, where was forced to flee in 1864, fearing arrest for debt. He was saved by a miracle - more precisely, kindliness of the young Bavarian King Ludwig II, who invited Wagner to Munich. For six years Wagner wrote and directed "Tristan" and "Die Meistersinger" The last years of his life spent Wagner at Bayreuth - the residence of the Bavarian court, in his own house, which he called Wahnfried - "freedom from illusion". At the sunset of his life he wrote the drama "Parzival" and dictated to his wife's autobiography "My Life". He died of heart failure and was buried in Bayreuth.


In Israel, Wagner did not forget. Primarily as an anti-Semite




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