Richard Wagner 1813-1883
In full, his name
was Wilhelm Richard
Richard was a German composer.
And you probably
either love or hate his works.
RICHARD WAGNER'S FAMILY
In 1836, Richard married Wilhelmine Planer, an actress. When
he fell in love with a girl in Switzerland, the two separated.
In 1870, Richard married Cosima von Bülow. Cosima was
Franz Liszt's daughter. They had three children.
RICHARD WAGNER'S LIFE - In a Nutshell
Little Richard hated school but loved music and theater. He soon
discovered that composition was his forte.
Richard Wagner became involved in the Revolutions of 1848 and
had to leave the country for a while.
In 1864 Louis II, king of Bavaria and hardcore Richard Wagner
groupie, supported the composer's every need.
Wagner died of heart failure.
RICHARD AND COSIMA
Bayreuth Festival takes place each year in the Festspielhaus
of Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany.
Wagner himself arranged and
overlooked the building of this arena, which is especially modeled
for featuring his works.
RICHARD WAGNER'S MAJOR WORKS
The Flying Dutchman - 1843
Tannhäuser - 1845
Lohengrin - 1850
Tristan und Isolde - 1865
Parsifal - 1882
The Ring of the Nibelung - 1869 - 1876
Whenever I hear Wagner, I feel like invading