The Great Composers
The Great Composers is a BBC documentary series narrated by Kenneth Branagh, presenting the lives and works of some of important figures in Western music, with outstanding performances, dramatizations, and insightful interviews with respected artists and scholars. The series consists of seven episodes, each of which explores the life and works of one of 7 pivotal figures in Western music - Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Gustav Mahler, and Giacomo Puccini. The series features excerpts from major works played by renowned international artists and insightful interviews with respected artists and scholars.
Musical genius, political hero and racist demon, the life of Richard Wagner reads like the ultimate Boys-own story. The Ring cycle is regarded as one of the finest achievements of the human soul.
|Richard Wagner - wikipedia
Richard Wagner (1813-1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas").
|Famous Composers - Richard Wagner
This provides an introduction and overview of the life and works of famed operatic composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883).
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|Johann Sebastian Bach|
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|Ludwig van Beethoven|
|Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky|