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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner (1813-83)

Composer

A giant in the pantheon of composers.

His influence on the development of romanticism cannot be understated, his contribution in the field of opera is unique and his influence on subsequent composers in the realms of harmony and orchestration was wide and profound.

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Further Reading: Wagner

 Interview, Jaap van Zweden on the Hong Kong Philharmonic's Ring Cycle

As the final instalment of the cycle on Naxos is released, the conductor talks to Katherine about the project's origins, and the challenges and rewards of tackling Wagner's epic with an orchestra whose primary home is the concert-hall rather than the opera-house.

 Interview, Stuart Skelton on Wagner

The Australian tenor (currently singing Siegmund in the Royal Opera House's Ring Cycle) talks to Katherine about his career as a Wagnerian and his debut solo recording Shining Knight, recently released on ABC Classics.

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