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Richard Wagner

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his mature 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 Carl Maria von Weber and Giacomo 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.

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  • Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser / Brigit Nilsson, Wolfgang Windgassen, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Theo Adam, Chor Und Orchester Deutschen Oper Berlin, Otto Gerdes / Deutsche Grammophon 4x LP Stereo / 139 284/287 Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser / Brigit Nilsson, Wolfgang Windgassen, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Theo Adam, Chor Und Orchester Deutschen Oper Berlin, Otto Gerdes / Deutsche Grammophon 4x LP Stereo / 139 284/287
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    Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser / Brigit Nilsson, Wolfgang Windgassen, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Theo Adam, Chor Und Orchester Deutschen Oper Berlin, Otto Gerdes / Deutsche Grammophon 4x LP Stereo / 139 284/287

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    Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser / Brigit Nilsson, Wolfgang Windgassen, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Theo Adam, Chor Und Orchester Deutschen Oper Berlin, Otto Gerdes / Deutsche Grammophon 4x LP Stereo 139 284/287   Tannhäuser (German:...
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  • Karajan, Wagner, Herbert von: Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Otto Edelmann, Erich Kunz, Hans Hopf, Gerhard Unger / Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra / EMI Records 5x LP 1952 Mono / RLS 7708 Karajan, Wagner, Herbert von: Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Otto Edelmann, Erich Kunz, Hans Hopf, Gerhard Unger / Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra / EMI Records 5x LP 1952 Mono / RLS 7708
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    Karajan, Wagner, Herbert von: Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Otto Edelmann, Erich Kunz, Hans Hopf, Gerhard Unger / Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra / EMI Records 5x LP 1952 Mono / RLS 7708

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    Karajan, Wagner, Herbert von: Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Otto Edelmann, Erich Kunz, Hans Hopf, Gerhard Unger / Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra / EMI Records 5x LP 1952 Mono RLS 7708  The Historic 1951...
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  • Cziffra – Paraphrases And Transcriptions / Mendelssohn, Liszt, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms / 1954-56 / Hungaroton Classic Audio CD 1995 Mono / HCD 31596 Cziffra – Paraphrases And Transcriptions - Parafrázisok és átiratok / Mendelssohn, Liszt, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms / 1954-56 / Hungaroton Classic Audio CD 1995 Mono / HCD 31596
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    Cziffra – Paraphrases And Transcriptions - Parafrázisok és átiratok / Mendelssohn, Liszt, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms / 1954-56 / Hungaroton Classic Audio CD 1995 Mono / HCD 31596

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    Cziffra – Paraphrases And Transcriptions / Mendelssohn, Liszt, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms / 1954-56 / Hungaroton Classic Audio CD 1995 Mono / HCD31596 Cziffra György - Parafrázisok és átiratok / Paraphrases and Transcriptions...
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  • Wagner, Solti - Ring / Decca 2x Audio CD 1999 / 466 261-2 Wagner, Solti - Ring / Decca 2x Audio CD 1999 / 466 261-2
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    Wagner, Solti - Ring / Decca 2x Audio CD 1999 / 466 261-2

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    Wagner, Solti - Ring / Decca 2x Audio CD 1999 / 466 261-2 UPC 028946626122 !!! Condition for CD is used like new !!!   The four operas of Richard Wagner's cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen together take about 15 hours, which makes for several...
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  • Grobe Opernchore - Great Opera Choirs / Richard Wagner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Claudio Monteverdi, Alexander Borodin, Arnold Schonberg / Staatspornchor Stuttgart, Michael Alber / SWR Audio CD 2004 / PH04046 Grobe Opernchore - Great Opera Choirs / Richard Wagner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Claudio Monteverdi, Alexander Borodin, Arnold Schonberg / Staatspornchor Stuttgart, Michael Alber / SWR Audio CD 2004 / PH04046
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    Grobe Opernchore - Great Opera Choirs / Richard Wagner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Claudio Monteverdi, Alexander Borodin, Arnold Schonberg / Staatspornchor Stuttgart, Michael Alber / SWR Audio CD 2004 / PH04046

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    Grobe Opernchore - Great Opera Choirs / Richard Wagner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Claudio Monteverdi, Alexander Borodin, Arnold Schonberg / Staatspornchor Stuttgart, Michael Alber / SWR Audio CD 2004 / PH04046 UPC...
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  • The Academy Plays Suppe, Grieg, Tchaikovsy, Dvorak, Ponchielli, Nicolai, Faure, Boccherini, Wagner / Academy od St. Martin-in-the-Fields / Sir Neville Marriner / Royal Classics Audio CD 1995 / ROY 6476 The Academy Plays Suppe, Grieg, Tchaikovsy, Dvorak, Ponchielli, Nicolai, Faure, Boccherini, Wagner / Academy od St. Martin-in-the-Fields / Sir Neville Marriner / Royal Classics Audio CD 1995 / ROY 6476
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    The Academy Plays Suppe, Grieg, Tchaikovsy, Dvorak, Ponchielli, Nicolai, Faure, Boccherini, Wagner / Academy od St. Martin-in-the-Fields / Sir Neville Marriner / Royal Classics Audio CD 1995 / ROY 6476

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    The Academy Plays Suppe, Grieg, Tchaikovsy, Dvorak, Ponchielli, Nicolai, Faure, Boccherini, Wagner / Academy od St. Martin-in-the-Fields / Sir Neville Marriner / Royal Classics Audio CD 1995 / ROY 6476 UPC 0724348617224   Label: Royal...
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  • Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser - CD-vel by  Alberto Szpunberg, Susana Sieiro / With Audio CD / Világhíres Operák sorozat 10. / Hardcover / Kossuth kiadó 2013 Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser - CD-vel by Alberto Szpunberg, Susana Sieiro / With Audio CD / Világhíres Operák sorozat 10. / Hardcover / Kossuth kiadó 2013 (9789630968577)
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    Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser - CD-vel by Alberto Szpunberg, Susana Sieiro / With Audio CD / Világhíres Operák sorozat 10. / Hardcover / Kossuth kiadó 2013

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    Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser - CD-vel by Alberto Szpunberg, Susana Sieiro / With Audio CD / Világhíres Operák sorozat 10. / Hardcover / Kossuth kiadó 2013 HARDCOVER 2013 ISBN: 9789630968577  / ...
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  • Wagner ‎– Parsifal / Waltraud Meier, Siegfried Jerusalem, Matthias Hölle, José van Dam, Günter von Kannen, John Tomlinson / Chor Der Staatsoper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniel Barenboim / Warner Classics ‎4x Audio CD 2016 / 0825646426331 Wagner ‎– Parsifal / Waltraud Meier, Siegfried Jerusalem, Matthias Hölle, José van Dam, Günter von Kannen, John Tomlinson / Chor Der Staatsoper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniel Barenboim / Warner Classics ‎4x Audio CD 2016 / 0825646426331
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    Wagner ‎– Parsifal / Waltraud Meier, Siegfried Jerusalem, Matthias Hölle, José van Dam, Günter von Kannen, John Tomlinson / Chor Der Staatsoper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniel Barenboim / Warner Classics ‎4x Audio CD 2016 / 0825646426331

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    Wagner ‎– Parsifal / Waltraud Meier, Siegfried Jerusalem, Matthias Hölle, José van Dam, Günter von Kannen, John Tomlinson / Chor Der Staatsoper Berlin, Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniel Barenboim / Warner Classics ‎4x Audio...
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  • R. Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen 8 DVD SET Bayreuther Festspiele / Pierre Boulez / Directed by Brian Large / Patrice Chéreau's Centenary Production / Bonus - Making of the Ring documentary (044007340578) R. Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen 8 DVD SET Bayreuther Festspiele / Pierre Boulez / Directed by Brian Large / Patrice Chéreau's Centenary Production / Bonus - Making of the Ring documentary (044007340578)
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    R. Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen 8 DVD SET Bayreuther Festspiele / Pierre Boulez / Directed by Brian Large / Patrice Chéreau's Centenary Production / Bonus - Making of the Ring documentary

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    R. Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen 8 DVD SET 1980 Bayreuther Festspiele / Pierre Boulez / Directed by Brian Large / Patrice Chéreau's Centenary Production / Bonus - Making of the Ring documentary  / Deutsche Grammophon UPC...
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  • Richard Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen 7 DVD-SET / Das Rheingold - Die Walküre, Siegfried - Götterdämmerung / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Conducted by James Levine / Directed by Brian Large / NTSC (044007304396) Richard Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen 7 DVD-SET / Das Rheingold - Die Walküre, Siegfried - Götterdämmerung / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Conducted by James Levine / Directed by Brian Large / NTSC (044007304396)
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    Richard Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen 7 DVD-SET / Das Rheingold - Die Walküre, Siegfried - Götterdämmerung / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Conducted by James Levine / Directed by Brian Large / NTSC

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    Richard Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen 7 DVD-SET / Das Rheingold - Die Walküre, Siegfried - Götterdämmerung / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Conducted by James Levine / Directed by Brian Large / NTSC UPC...
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  • Wagner - Parsifal 2 DVD SET The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet / Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete / Production Francois Girard / Conducted by Daniele Gatti (888837255899) Wagner - Parsifal 2 DVD SET The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet / Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete / Production Francois Girard / Conducted by Daniele Gatti (888837255899)
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    Wagner - Parsifal 2 DVD SET The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet / Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete / Production Francois Girard / Conducted by Daniele Gatti

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    Wagner - Parsifal 2 DVD SET The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet / Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete / Production Francois Girard / Conducted by Daniele Gatti UPC 888837255899 REGION 0 NTSC DVD (All regions) MADE IN the UK AUDIO: LPCM...
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  • Xaver Varnus - the great organ of Matthias Church in Budapest / Wagner, Boellmann, Widor, Daquin, Elgar & Improvisations / Aquincum Archive Audio CD 1998 / ACD 1441 Xaver Varnus - the great organ of Matthias Church in Budapest / Wagner, Boellmann, Widor, Daquin, Elgar & Improvisations / Aquincum Archive Audio CD 1998 / ACD 1441
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    Xaver Varnus - the great organ of Matthias Church in Budapest / Wagner, Boellmann, Widor, Daquin, Elgar & Improvisations / Aquincum Archive Audio CD 1998 / ACD 1441

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    Xaver Varnus - the great organ of Matthias Church in Budapest / Wagner, Boellmann, Widor, Daquin, Elgar & Improvisations / Aquincum Archive Audio CD 1998 ACD 1441 Made in Hungary  UPC 5998133189868 Xaver Varnus, ungarisch Xavér Varnus...
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