Richard Wagner is a German composer, born in Leipzig (1813-1883 AD).A genius or rare power, he wrote his own poems, drawing most often in Germanic national legends, and he modified the traditional concept of Opera, never making any concession to virtuosity as such, in order to tightly link music to poetry and dance.
His music, full of symbols, obeys to a systematic exploitation of musical ideas, or leitmotive. His orchestra, one of the main levers of dramatic emotion, is full, coloured and admirably poetic. It is undeniable that he has had an influence on the Obscure World, especially in Bayreuth 1), but the exact nature of his contacts are unknown to us.
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