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Famous Composers - Richard Wagner
Famous Composers - Richard Wagner
Genres: Educational, Documentary
NR     2005     0hr 35min

Wagner is considered one of the greatest of the late 19th century operatic composers. Using German legends and myths as a basis for his librettos, he combined impassioned, romantic music with drama to create works of stunn...  more »


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Genres: Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, Documentary
Studio: Kultur Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 12/20/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 35min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Very good for what it is
Mr John Haueisen | WORTHINGTON, OHIO United States | 01/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How do you tell the life of a music giant like Richard Wagner in 30 minutes? Yes, you're right--it's next to impossible.

But for the sake of those who don't want to read a long scholarly
book, this does a very good job of providing a vignette of the composer's life.

With photographs of Wagner and his contemporaries, and video of present-day sights, this program does a better than expected telling of the Wagner story in 30 minutes.
So, how much can you accomplish in a half hour?

They tell about his music and the people and events that influenced his life and his giant ego. They even touch on his anti-Semitism, possible causes of it, and the irony that Wagner himself likely had Jewish bloodlines.

The first time I watched this I was disppointed, as I thought of all that they had left out. But the second time I watched it, as I remembered what a musical giant Wagner had been, I marvelled at how much they had managed to cover. This is a really good overview of Wagner's life and importance.