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Richard Wagner

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Year of birth1813
Year of death1883
NationalityGermany
PeriodRomantic
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Richard Wagner: a birthday playlist

It's Richard's birthday, and time for all good Gods, heroes and opera lovers to wake up and celebrate! 

Robert Lepage's Ring at the Met

An appraisal of Robert Lepage's controversial production of the Ring cycle at the Metropolitan Opera, in its revival in 2013.
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CheltenhamOut of Dresden

Wagner, Schumann
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Karabits; Steven Isserlis

BarcelonaWagner's Symphonic Music

Wagner
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Kazushi Ono

BernSymphoniekonzert: Musik und Verwandlung

Wagner, Liszt, Schumann
Bern Symphony Orchestra; Markus Stenz; Alexander Kantorov
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German Romanticism from the BSO

Schumann and Wagner were twinned in a programme focusing on works written in 1850 with impressvie results. 
****1
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An inconsistent Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Visually inconsistant but some mesmerising perfromances in Kirsten Harms' production. 
***11
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Sensational Mattila, restrained Kaufmann

A stunning Sieglinde from Mattila eclipses Kaufmann's restrained Siegmund; Pappano conjures exceptional detail and drive from the LSO.
****1
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