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THE LIFE AND WORK OF RICHARD WAGNER, FROM 1813 … UNTIL TODAY !
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Section I – Biography

Section I – Biography

Section II – In the intimacy of Richard Wagner

Section II – In the intimacy of Richard Wagner

SECTION III – Musical and prose work

SECTION III – Musical and prose work

Section IV – Bayreuth

Section IV – Bayreuth

Section V – They have created the Wagnerian myth

Section V – They have created the Wagnerian myth

Section VI – Places of life, places of creation

Section VI – Places of life, places of creation

Section VII – Wagner’s legacy

Section VII – Wagner’s legacy

Section VIII – Wagner after Wagner

Section VIII – Wagner after Wagner

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RICHARD WAGNER’S PARENTS

par logo_cercle Pascal BOUTELDJA

In May 1855, for his birthday, Richard Wagner dedicated to himself the following short poem:
« In the marvellous month of May,
Richard Wagner came out of the egg;
Many who love him would wish
For him to have rather remained there! »

This sarcastic couplet could easily be interpreted as an unconscious recollection of the first years of his life; early years characterised by several traumatic events that one can suppose – even without psychological knowledge – that the child’s unconscious could not have not been affected. Like Nietzsche, Wagner could have begun his autobiography with these lines: « I am a plant born near the field of the dead. » Richard was born in Leipzig on Saturday, 22 May, 1813. He was the ninth child of Friedrich Wagner, clerk at the police directorate and Johanna Rosine, née Petz. The eldest son, Albert, had just turned fourteen. But this father died while his last son was only six months old. The child was raised by Ludwig Geyer, friend of Friedrich, who married in 1815 Richard’s mother..

To read the entire article : Richard Wagner’s parents by EN-logo-cercle rwPascal Bouteldja (Section II : In the intimacy of Richard Wagner)

 

MVRW-WAGNER-PAETZ-Johanna-Rosine accueilJohanna Rosine PÄTZ (1774-1848)

 

 

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