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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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Wagner famille

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