Wagner - Ger man Oper as Ger Wagner s M usic Dr ama Ger man...

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German Operas German Operas Wagner’s Music Drama
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German Music Drama: German Music Drama: Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Richard Wagner (1813-1883) German composer The most influential composer during Romantic period besides Beethoven “Modernity” as “new”
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Wagner’s Music Dramas Wagner’s Music Dramas After 1859, Wagner called his dramatic works as a Music Drama Gesamtkunstwerk (total art work) A union of all disciplines: music, poetry, dance, architecture, sculpture, and painting
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Bayreuth Theater Bayreuth Theater Music Theater for Wagner’s music drama To achieve Wagner’s dramatic ideal
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Wagner’s Musical Ideal Wagner’s Musical Ideal Music dramas for German People Music can express the seemingly inexpressive beyond other arts (Schopenhauer) Through true music, people can be spiritually elevated
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Wagner and Anti-Semitism Wagner and Anti-Semitism Judaism in Music (1850, 1869) Only people who shared ethnicity could be part of a nation 20 th century – National Socialists Party in Germany (Nazis)
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Wagner - Ger man Oper as Ger Wagner s M usic Dr ama Ger man...

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