BICENTENARY OF RICHARD WAGNER,THE LEGENDARY COMPOSER! #Wagner200.

#wagner200 !
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(1.) ”I write music with an exclamation point !”

(2.) ”Joy is not in things; it is in us.”

(3.) ”I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the earth everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired.”

(4.) ”I believe in God, Mozart and Beethoven.”

(5.) ”The oldest, truest, most beautiful
organ of music, the origin to
which alone our music owes its
being, is the human voice.”

Richard Wagner.

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T.S.ELIOT was one of the most vocal fans of Wagner’s Music.

MARK TWAIN ,in his inimitable wit, quipped that he had liked Wagner’s Music because it sounded better than it actually was!

OSCAR WILDE, in his notoriously witty way,said that he had a great liking of Wagner’s because of its sheer loudness that allowed one to chat while the music went on and never be caught by any of what one was doing !

Many Voices And Many Responses !
Neitzsche was the bitterest critic of Wagner’s Operas !

What still important is that Richard Wagner’s despite being full of craziness of sorts, has no match even 200yrs after his birth and 130yrs after his death!

Richard Wagner Was Truly A Genius And Artist Of The Highest Order ! He fused many art forms unto his music : poetry, story, romance, myth n legends, folk themes, politics, drama. . . . .et.al and the resultant product was THE SIGNATURE WAGNER !

Born on May 22, 1813 in Leipzig,Germany ,Wagner remained least interested in usual academics and had been removed from schools a couple of times,yet his inclinations towards music had started to form a shape and he would come up with his first composition at 16 !

His earlier learnings in music took place in Dresden–the city that he kept coming from time to time all through his life of 69yrs. !

Highly influenced by MOZART and BEETHOVEN, Wagner had displayed a great deal of perseverance and developed his own brand of EPIC OPERAS –a rather long piece of operas that were and still are quite demanding to the performers as well as the audiences!
His lengthiest Opera,a work in four parts,called THE RING CYCLE was of 16hrs. At a stretch !!

Wagner’s era was the hightime of German Romanticism and that had bearings upon his some of the most popular pieces like TRESTINE & ISOLDE !

‘TANNHAUSER’ , ‘THE RIDE OF VALKYRIES’ , ‘SIEGFRIED’ are two of his often conducted works globally!

A man whose personal life was no less sensational, Wagner had in him all the romantic spirits ranging from numerous affairs,marriages to revolutionary zeal , political exile. . .n so on !He took active part in the 1848 revolution and had displayed a rather extreme political view that led him to a couple of years’ exile during which he visited Russia, Ukrain, Italy n France!

But, RICHARD WAGNER HAD A DEEP SEATED HATRED FOR THE JEWS AND THAT ONE TRAIT OF ‘ANTI-SEMITISM’ HAD MADE HIM A PERENNIAL TARGET OF CRITICISM AND AN IDEAL FOR HITLER AND HIS IDEOLOGY OF NAZISM!HITLER USED TO PLAY WAGNER’S REGULARLY AT THE THIRD REICH !

Israel doesn’t allow Wagner’s music !

Today there are many musical extravagenza going on around the globe pouring tribute to Wagner on what would be his bicentenary!

PLAY A SCORE OR TWO EASILY AVAILABLE ON YOU TUBE AND GETY OURSELF DRUNK IN WAGNER’S MUSIC !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,WAGNER !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
4F, ADARSH NAGAR
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR
INDIA.
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