Richard Wagner<br />The Pathway to Film Music<br />
Richard Wagner (1813-1883)<br />German composer, wrote primarily operas:<br />Der Ring des Nibelungen(The Ring of the Nibe...
Richard WagnerKey Terms<br />Gesamtkunstwerk- "Total Artwork," the synthesis of all the arts (drama, music, staging and co...
Lincoln Center<br />Let there be Leitmotif<br />
Wagner's Musical Style<br />colorful orchestration<br />strong emotional qualities<br />rich harmonic vocabulary<br />text...
Overture<br />The Flying Dutchman (der fliegenderHolländer)<br />
Last part of the Overture and part of Act I<br />The Flying Dutchman (der fliegenderHolländer)<br />
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The pathway to film music

  1. 1. Richard Wagner<br />The Pathway to Film Music<br />
  2. 2. Richard Wagner (1813-1883)<br />German composer, wrote primarily operas:<br />Der Ring des Nibelungen(The Ring of the Nibelungs)– a group of 4 operas based on Northern European mythology<br />Der fliegendeHolländer(The Flying Dutchman)<br />Tristan und Isolde<br />http://www.wagneroperas.com/indexwagneroperas.html<br />
  3. 3. Richard WagnerKey Terms<br />Gesamtkunstwerk- "Total Artwork," the synthesis of all the arts (drama, music, staging and costume, acting) in one theatrical conception.<br />Leitmotif (or leitmotiv) - a recurring theme linked with some aspect of a drama <br />
  4. 4. Lincoln Center<br />Let there be Leitmotif<br />
  5. 5. Wagner's Musical Style<br />colorful orchestration<br />strong emotional qualities<br />rich harmonic vocabulary<br />texture dominated by melody<br />
  6. 6. Overture<br />The Flying Dutchman (der fliegenderHolländer)<br />
  7. 7. Last part of the Overture and part of Act I<br />The Flying Dutchman (der fliegenderHolländer)<br />

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