Wagner: #101

About this playlist

Wagner's operas are lavish affairs, from their orchestration to their duration. A revolutionary in the field of opera, he brought the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, or 'All-embracing work of art' to opera houses around the world, beginning at his own in Bayreuth. He gave his characters their own musical themes, or 'leitmotifs', and he even commissioned the invention of a new instrument – the Wagner Tuba – while searching for the perfect sound to convey the 'Valhalla' motif from 'Das Rheingold'.

Tracklist

Curated by

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

About this playlist

Wagner's operas are lavish affairs, from their orchestration to their duration. A revolutionary in the field of opera, he brought the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, or 'All-embracing work of art' to opera houses around the world, beginning at his own in Bayreuth. He gave his characters their own musical themes, or 'leitmotifs', and he even commissioned the invention of a new instrument – the Wagner Tuba – while searching for the perfect sound to convey the 'Valhalla' motif from 'Das Rheingold'.

Curated by

Mary Elizabeth Kelly

Primephonic Curator

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