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Wagner, (Wilhelm) Richardlocked

  • Barry Millington,
  • John Deathridge,
  • Carl Dahlhaus
  •  and Robert Bailey


Member of Wagner family

(b Leipzig, May 22, 1813; d Venice, Feb 13, 1883). Composer. One of the key figures in the history of opera, Wagner was largely responsible for altering its orientation in the 19th century. His programme of artistic reform, though not executed to the last detail, accelerated the trend towards organically conceived, through-composed structures, as well as influencing the development of the orchestra, of a new breed of singer, and of various aspects of theatrical practice....

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