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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 IN VENICE

by Nicolas CRAPANNE

Wagner and Venice, Venice and Wagner…
The names of the most famous German composer and of the most romantic Italian city there is resonated together like an obvious fact… Tristan‘s reminiscences with the plaintive singing of the gondoliers in the background and culminating with the death of the master on the notes of The Elegy, WWV93, some of the very last music notes composed by Wagner…

First stay (1858-1859)
After the scandal sparked by Minna at the hushed « Asyl« , home adjacent to the Villa Wesendonck in Zurich, Richard Wagner, then in full composition of Tristan, had no other choice but to leave Switzerland and move in a city… who would accept to welcome him. August 1858: an arrest warrant issued against him in Dresden indeed prevented him from returning to Germany where he remained outlawed. It was by train that Wagner, accompanied by his friend and pupil Karl Ritter, went to the Grand Canal through Geneva. On 29 August, he stayed at the Hotel Danieli before taking up residence in the Palazzo Giustinian Brandolini of Adda where he would be the only tenant the next day (read more…)

To read the entire article : Richard Wagner in Venice by Nicolas CRAPANNE (Section IV : Places of Life, places of creation)

 

RICHARD WAGNER AND VENICE
Tristan et Isolde
La lugubre Gondola

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