Section VIIIWagner after Wagner

When Richard Wagner died in 1883, an entire artistic empire and a kingdom (the kingdom of Bayreuth) threatened to collapse. To preserve a time like an untouchable work in a mausoleum, to survive the composer’s passing... sometimes even to escape it better: this section tells the story of the Wagnerian adventure after the composer’s death until today, from the most questionable appropriations to the most interesting contemporary creations.

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LIVES AND FACES OF RICHARD WAGNER THROUGH ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CINEMATOGRAPHIC REALISATIONS

by  logo_cercle Nicolas CRAPANNE

Richard Wagner’s musical work inspired a colossal number of filmmakers who drew from the immense repertoire of the Master of Bayreuth material to musically illustrate their works.
From the hugely famous « Ride of the Valkyries » in the style of Francis Ford Coppola in « Apocalypse now » to « Siegfried’s Funeral March », true leitmotif throughout « Excalibur », the medieval epic by John Borman, the list of films really producing Richard Wagner’s music on screen would be too long to enumerate.(read more…)

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The following articles will be presented in English in the course of 2017.

In the meantime, we invite you to discover the articles in French, by clicking directly on the article concerned.

 

RICHARD WAGNER’S WORK LEGACY

THE WORK OF RICHARD WAGNER ON A QUEST TO CONQUER THE WORLD

– The art of Wagner on a quest to conquer Europe, then the world;
The Orchestre Lamoureux and the work of Richard Wagner in France (Fr);
The reception of Richard Wagner’s work in Belgium (Fr);
The reception of The Ring in the United States and Russia (Fr);

RICHARD WAGNER’S WORK INFLUENCE THROUGH THE ARTS

RICHARD WAGNER’S MUSICAL INFLUENCE

In Germany
Richard Strauss, Engelbert Humperdinck, …
In France
Ernest Chausson, Claude Debussy, Vincent D’Indy, …
And elsewhere, in Europe
In Russia, in Bohemia (Bedrich Smetana, Anton Dvorak), …

RICHARD WAGNER’S LITERARY LEGACY

– Wagner and Thomas Mann;
– Wagner and Marcel Proust;
The Twilight of the Gods, a novel by Elémir Bourges;
Tolkien and Wagner, the two enchanters (Fr);

PAINTING INSPIRED BY THE WAGNERIAN UNIVERSE

The Ring by Arthur Rackham (Fr);
The movements of modern painting inspired by the Wagnerian universe (Fr);
The « Parsifal » of Pablo Picasso (1934) (Fr);

RICHARD WAGNER IN CINEMA

Parsifal in cinema (Fr);
Lives and faces of Richard Wagner through 100 years of cinema ;

RICHARD WAGNER FACING HISTORY

RICHARD WAGNER, IDOL OF THE THIRD REICH… AGAINST HIS WILL

– Richard Wagner’s and his work… dreamt by Adolf Hitler;
– The musical and cultural policy of Nazism;
– Bayreuth, more than a Festival, a temple, an ideology;
– Against Nazism: anti-Wagnerian reactions before, during and after the war.

RICHARD WAGNER, EMBARRASSING FIGURE OF HISTORY IN GERMANY

– When there were two Wagners: the one in FRG and the one in GDR.

WAGNER AND SOVIET RUSSIA

– When the work and figure of Richard Wagner found a new meaning in Bolshevik Russia;
– Wagner and the Communist Cultural Revolution: the problem of the ideology;
– « Wagner among the Soviets » (Fr)

WAGNER AND POLAND

– The reception of Richard Wagner’s music and thought in Poland during the communist era.

WAGNER AND ISRAEL

– « Between fascination and censorship, when Art endures History ».

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THE WAGNERIAN COMMUNITY

– A short history of the Richard Wagner Circles around the world;
A story of « The Wagnerian Review » (Fr) ;
Wagnerism and anti-Wagnerism (Fr), Wagnerians against anti-Wagnerians;
– What does it mean to be « Wagnerian » today?

WAGNER TODAY

The various artistic and musical projects relating to the art of Richard Wagner today.

 

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