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Wagner Classical Music

  • Richard Wagner was born on May 22nd 1813 in the Jewish quarter of Leipzig.
  • As a boy, he showed so little aptitude for music that he was the only child in his family not to receive piano lessons - he taught himself to play through Weber's Der Freischutz.
  • At the age of 20, Wagner took a choirmaster position in Würzberg and composed his first opera, Die Feen, in 1833.
  • His opera career soon picked up speed - he completed Rienzi in 1840, The Flying Dutchman in 1843 and Tannhauser in 1845.
  • Wagner's most enduring work, Der Rin des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), consists of four separate operas and took 26 years to complete. He finally reached the conclusion, Götterdämmerung, in 1876.
  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg from 1868 might not match The Ring Cycle for length, but it's still a hefty four-and-a-half hours long.
  • Wagner's last completed opera was Parsifal from 1882, a typically epic work that told the story an Arthurian knight on the hunt for the holy grail.
  • Even though Wagner's music was controversial it was not as extreme as his anti-Semitic declarations, found most famously in his article Das Judenthum in der Musik (Judaism in Music), which notoriously led directly to Hitler's passionate espousal of his music,

Effective Use of Classical Music in Non-Musicals

by I_Am_Spartacus_Too

Of course, the most well-known is
1) Wagner's Ride of the Valykries in "Apocalypse Now ".
what about
2) Debussy's Clair de Lune in " Frankie and Johnny ".
3) Peter Lorre whistling Grieg's In The Hall of the Mountain King throughout " M ".
4) And of course, the music ( whatever it is )accompanying the Walken / Hopper scene in True Romance.
Any others ? And please, don't mention " Amadeus ",
although I know that since I asked you not to mention " Amadeus ", everyone WILL mention
" Amadeus ".

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