Wagner, Richard

Basic data

  1. Freigedank, K.; Drach, Wilhelm Pen Names
  2. May 22, 1813 in Leipzig
  3. February 13, 1883 in Venedig
  4. Komponist, Schriftsteller
  5. Dresden, Paris, Zürich, Bayreuth

Iconography

Richard Wagner in 1871 (Source: Wikimedia)
Richard Wagner in 1871 (Source: Wikimedia)
Wagner's birthplace, at 3, the Brühl, Leipzig (Source: Wikimedia)
Wilhelmine "Minna" Planer (1835), by Alexander von Otterstedt (Source: Wikimedia)
Wagner c. 1840, by Ernest Benedikt Kietz (Source: Wikimedia)
Warrant for the arrest of Richard Wagner, issued on 16 May 1849 (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of Mathilde Wesendonck (1850) by Karl Ferdinand Sohn (Source: Wikimedia)
Wagner in Paris, 1861 (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of Ludwig II of Bavaria about the time when he first met Wagner, by Ferdinand von Piloty [de], 1865 (Source: Wikimedia)
Richard and Cosima Wagner, photographed in 1872 (Source: Wikimedia)
The Bayreuth Festspielhaus: photochrom print of c. 1895 (Source: Wikimedia)
The Wagner grave in the Wahnfried garden; in 1977 Cosima's ashes were placed alongside Wagner's body (Source: Wikimedia)
Leitmotif associated with the horn-call of the hero of Wagner's opera Siegfried (Source: Wikimedia)
Opening of overture to Der fliegende Holländer in Wagner's hand and with his notes to the publisher (Source: Wikimedia)
Brünnhilde the Valkyrie, as illustrated by Arthur Rackham (1910) (Source: Wikimedia)
Franz Betz, who created the role of Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger, and sang Wotan in the first complete Ring cycle (Source: Wikimedia)
André Gill suggesting that Wagner's music was ear-splitting. Cover of L'Éclipse 18 April 1869 (Source: Wikimedia)
Gustav Mahler (Source: Wikimedia)
Friedrich Nietzsche (Source: Wikimedia)
Unveiling of the Richard Wagner Monument in the Tiergarten, Berlin (1908); painting by Anton von Werner (Source: Wikimedia)
Eduard Hanslick (Source: Wikimedia)
Caricature of Wagner by Karl Clic in the Viennese satirical magazine, Humoristische Blätter (1873). The exaggerated features refer to rumours of Wagner's Jewish ancestry. (Source: Wikimedia)
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Bildnis des Richard Wagner, Weger (ungesichert) - 1838/1850 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis (Wilhelm) Richard Wagner, Ernst Kietz -  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Richard Wagner, unbekannter K nstler - 1851/1900 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Richard Wagner, Bankel, Johann -  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Dargestellter: Richard Wagner Künstler: Franz von Lenbach (Quelle: Trierer Porträtdatenbank)

Biographical information from the WeGA

  • suchte während seiner Dresdner Jahre (1842 bis 1849) den Kontakt zu Caroline von Weber und verkehrte in deren Haus
  • 1844 Mitglied des „Ausschusses der Weberstiftung“ zur Rückführung der sterblichen Überreste Webers nach Dresden; komponierte für die Beisetzung in Dresden einen Chor und eine Trauermusik; hielt die Grabrede

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