He wrote both the scenario and the libretto of his operas; and more than that he is also a conductor, theatre director and essayist.
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Here are his eloquent essays on role of the conductor, musical interpretation, many other topics. Wagner wrote eloquently on his theories of conducting and musical interpretation, and in he published the famous essay reprinted in this volume, a work that abundantly reveals both the wellsprings of his musical genius and the qualities that made him a figure of controversy.
Reading this important work, one encounters the man who launched the cult of the conductor as an all-wise and omnipotent dictator, the man considered by many to have been the strongest conducting force of the nineteenth century.
A conductor of remarkable power and imagination, highly creative in his interpretations, thoroughly knowledgeable about the orchestra, capable of absorbing a score until it was part of him, Wagner was, perhaps above all, a supremely confident perfectionist. Much of what Wagner thought and felt about the interpretation of music is as exciting and valid today as when he first expressed it.
This is a book that composers, conductors, and students of music and musical interpretation should have. Lovers of serious music will treasure the insights it provides not only into Wagner himself but also into the often highly subjective elements that make up musical performance.Wagner's first and most controversial essay on the subject was Das Judenthum in der Musik ('Jewishness in Music'), originally published under the pen-name K.
Freigedank (K. Freethought) in in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik.
Gustav Mahler (German: ; 7 July – 18 May he held a succession of conducting posts of rising importance in the opera houses of Europe, culminating in his appointment in as director of the He enjoyed early success presenting works by Mozart and Wagner, composers with whom he would be particularly associated for the rest of.
Wagner's very long essay on how conducting should be executed (and why the conductors of his time were largely mediocre happenstances). The essay remains far from irrelevant and can, to the growing musician and conductor alike, illuminate the traditions of conducting over the course of history/5.
Wagner wrote eloquently on his theories of conducting and musical interpretation, and in he published the famous essay reprinted in this volume, a work that abundantly reveals both the wellsprings of his musical genius and the qualities that made him a 5/5(2).
Felix Mendelssohn, pictured, never replied when Richard Wagner sent him a copy of an early symphony. Wagner wrote a notorious and poisonous essay, Jewishness in Music. In it, he said that. Essays and criticism on Richard Wagner - Critical Essays.