Review Of Richard Strauss's ' The Ring Of The Nibelungen '

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Wilhelm Richard Wagner (German, 22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, known for its opera and Musical. He is not only a composer, but also a theatre director and polemicist. He was a pivotal figure in the history of German opera Front undertake Mozart, Beethoven’s opera tradition, turned back the trend of post-romanticism opera composer Richard Strauss followed. At the same time, because he was the complexity of the political, religious thought, has become the most controversial in the history of European music figures. [1]
Richard Wagner began as a continuation of Carl Maria von Weber and Giacomo Meyerbeer’s romantic tradition, but later proposed the concept of art as a whole, the integration of poetry, visual arts, opera and theater, and He made a number of discussions between the 1849 and 1852. Wagner later these concepts into the series of operas composed by the four opera " The Ring of the Nibelungen " in total took 26 years to complete [2] Later works of Richard Wagner with its complex weave of music, rich harmonies and orchestration known, and he also works in the flexible use of leitmotif, which is seen in conjunction with a particular person, place or thing the one to two sections of music. Richard Wagner some progress in the musical language, such as extreme chromatic system and the rapid transformation of tonality, but also affects the development of classical music. Wagner 's Tristan und Isolde can be regarded as the beginning of modern music.
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