Section IIIn the intimacy of Richard Wagner

If Wagner made the cultural and musical headlines of his time, if he even was a revolutionary activist driven into exile and wanted by the police forces even outside of his country, and if he was finally the Master of Bayreuth celebrated as one of the major artists of his time, the fact remains that the illustrious composer was still a man made of flesh and blood, animated by passions, with a character that was sometimes violent, sometimes facetious, and sometimes tender...

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RICHARD WAGNER’S PARENTS

by 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. (read more…)

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THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

RICHARD WAGNER, THE MAN
« A mortal, like us all » (Parsifal. 3rd Act)

Richard Wagner’s parents ; Richard Wagner’s physique (Fr) ; Wagner and women (Fr) ; Wagner and homosexuality (Fr); Wagner, his friends, his enemies; Friedrich Nietzsche and Richard Wagner, from friendship to breakup (Fr) ; The religious opinions of Richard Wagner (Fr) ; Wagner and Freemasonry? (Fr) ; Wagner and the question of anti-Semitism.

Wagner l'homme

RICHARD WAGNER,
A MUSICIAN, A COMPOSER, AN ARTIST

The artistic and musical education of Richard Wagner ; Wagner, conductor ; Wagner, music director ; Wagner, composer (analysis of the composition process by Richard Wagner) ; Wagner, stage director ; Wagner and singers ; Wagner and his patrons ; Wagner and his era : what is the place of Wagner’s art in the European culture of the XIXth century?

RICHARD WAGNER,
THE THEORIST

From political positions to the total work of art: one step only… ; From a theatre in Zurich to the idea of ​​the Bayreuth Festspielhaus: Wagner, art theorist; Richard Wagner’s library; Richard Wagner’s « elective affinities » (his musical, literary, philosophical, political mentors) ; Germany and Germans according to Richard Wagner; Wagner on all fronts: Germans and the climate!

 

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RICHARD WAGNER
IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Richard Wagner, a sick artist; Wagner at the tableWagner and animals; Wagner and children / Wagner and family; Wagner and money / Wagner … and the question of « material well-being »; Getting to know Wagner better from his correspondence with Franz Liszt

 

 

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