The Life and Times of Richard Wagner

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Author Whiting, Jim
Binding Library Bound
Copyright 2005
Dewey Number 782.1092
Dimensions 6.5 x 9.25
Interest Level Middle
Reading Level 5.9
Series Masters of Music
Series ISBN 9781584159964
Pages 48
Subject Biography & Autobiography , General, Juvenile Nonfiction

The Life and Times of Richard Wagner

Nineteenth century German composer Richard Wagner s Ring of the Nibelung consists of four separate operas. Also known as the Ring Cycle, it was the crowning point of Wagner s career. Wagner was somewhat of a late bloomer in music. His first major composition was performed when he was nearly 30, and the Ring Cycle premiered when he was 53. While Wagner was among the world s greatest composers, he was not a particularly good person. He didn t repay borrowed money, he bore grudges against people who had done favors for him, amd he was unfaithful to his first wife. However he remains fascinating and controversial today.


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