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    Die Feen (The Fairies) was written in 1834 after Wagner joined the Würzburg Theater and became a chorus master. Minna Planer became Wagner’s wife in 1863. Together they moved to Königsberg where Wagner got a job at the Magdeburg Theatre as a musical director. Then to Riga, Russia when he took the position of the “first musical director of the theater” in 1837. And finally to Paris. Wagner took any job that he could find, even working for some of the smaller theaters. Over time, Wagner produced many works: Rienzi (1842), The Flying Dutchman (1843), Tannhäuser (1845), Lohengrin (1850), Jewishnes in Music, Opera and Drama, and Ring Cycle. Wagner left his wife, Minna, because he had fallen for another, Mathilde Wesendonck, who inspired him to right Tristan and Isolde (1865). He was able to return to Germany in 1862 after eleven years. There he met Cosima, the wife of Hans van Bülow and Franz Liszt’s illegitimate daughter, had two children and eventually married in 1870. Richard Wagner passed away on February 13, 1883, at age 69, of a heart attack while he was vacationing in Venice,…

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    The reason I chose Wagner was because of his interesting background. Being from Germany myself, I can relate better to a German composer than any other composer just because I grew up under a German culture. What is specifically interesting about Wagner that separates him from all the other composers is that he his music pieces appealed to Adolf Hitler. His music was apparently played at concentration camps, which was used to re-educate the prisoners. This created a lot of controversy, which…

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    For my composer’s report, I decided to research the infamous works of Wilhelm Richard Wagner. I was extremely interested in Wagner’s work due to the fact that he was one of Adolph Hitler’s favorite composers. I was intrigued to hear what caught Hitler’s attention and to learn what affect his interest had on Wagner’s legacy. While doing research, I learned that Wagner was behind the very famous opera titled Tristan and Isolde. I had previously heard of that opera throughout my life, but I never…

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    Essay On Baroque Music

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    Music There are many types of genres of music! A few are classical, pop, rock, country and reggae. Through out all types of music, there are over 97 million songs. From the 1500’s up to now there have been many artists and bands to be famous from singing. In the 1500’s, some popular composers were, Thomas Tallis, Josquin Des Prez, William Byrd, and many more! Thomas Tallis was most known for his piece called “ If Ye Love Me”. This song is about if you love God then you will keep his…

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    Essay On Collective Memory

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    that gave “a whole new dimension to the Holocaust” (Salisbury), are movies that were able to influence the past and change the popular understanding of these wars. Not only, can media influence the perception of a historical event specifically, but it can generally “pollute” the image of an entire culture. For Instance, the Vikings are another example, of how art influences the historical perceptions of cultures. Contemporary cartoons, films, textbooks and novels depict the Vikings wearing…

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