On Wagner

Ihave been devouring the past few days at night a lecture series on the music of “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/wagner” Wagner It’s a very good, interesting lecture series by Prof. Robert Greenberg.

Wagner was an absolute bastard. He wanted so much to be somebody during his lifetime but didn’t get anywhere. He was constantly in debt and often in hiding from somebody.

Despite all this Wagner was very clever. He invented music drama and his Ring Cycle remains a classic of the repertoire today. Most interesting to me is the more obscure works in the lecture series. The Fairies from 1834 has a beautiful Wagnerian harp solo at the end of it. And also his score of Rule Britannia! is rather interesting.

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Mara Kelland is a licensed Simply Music Piano and Inner Musician Play A Story teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from AUT and a Certificate in Freelance Journalism from the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies. Through all her studies, music was her constant companion and is her first love.

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