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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

 Recording of the Week, Lise Davidsen sings Wagner and Strauss

The robust young Norwegian soprano thrills in scenes from Tannhäuser and Ariadne auf Naxos, and Strauss's Four Last Songs.

 Interview, Lise Davidsen on Wagner & Strauss

The Norwegian lyric-dramatic soprano discusses her career so far and her debut album on Decca, out this Friday.

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