Thursday, June 7, 2012

Richard Wagner

Richard (Wilhelm) Wagner(1813-1883), German operatic composer, in Leipzig he had first composition lesson and composed sonatas and overtures, then entered Thomaskirche. Later he turned his attention to operas. He composed mainly dramatic operas: these operas are - Rienzi, Der Fliegende Hollander, Tannhauser, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde, Der Ring des Nibelungen(Das Rheingold, Siegfried, Die Walkure, Gotterdammerung), and Parsifal.

Albania

Richard Wagner, Eduard Grieg, Charles Gounod, Tchaikovsky

Altona

one of the very first set of music stamps issued in 1889 at Altona, a local post office in Germany, other composers included in this set(Mozart, Beethoven), and Schiller(poet).

Austria(1)-The Ring Cycle

Scenes from "Der Ring der Nibelungen"(The Ring Cycle) - Das Rhinegold, Die Walkure, Siegfried, Gotterdammerung. The Ring is an allegory, and tells of struggle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the Giants, and the Gods.

Austria(2)

An art work of Nibelungen by Austrian artist Wilhem Duchauer.

Austria(3)

A scene from "Lohengrin"

Austria(4)

International Richard Wagner Congress Conference held in Vienna, 1986

Austria(5)

Bernera Islands-Scotland

Bulgaria

A Scene from "The Flying Dutchmen".

Chad(Tchad), Republic of

Congo, Republic of(1)

Congo, Republic of(2)

DDR(Deutsche Democratic Republic)

A scene from "The Flying Dutchman"

Deutsche Reich(Bohemia)

Djibouti, Republic of

Vivaldi, Wagner, Handel, Haydn

Germany(1)

Stamps issued for the 50th death anniversary in 1933. 9 stamps depicting his 9 major operas

Germany(2)

Germany-Bayreuth Opera House

Germany-Bayreuth Festival

Germany-FDC

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg-centennial anniversary in 1968, premiered on June 21, 1968 at Bayreuth

Guinea, Republic of(1)

Guinea, Republic of(2)

Guinea, Republic of(3)

Guinea-Bissau, Republic of

His full name is Richard Wilhelm Wagner

Hungary

Scene from "Tannhauser"

Liechtenstein

Der Tannhauser

Nicaragua(1)

Nicaragua(2)

Kirsten Flagstad as Isolde

Norway

Wedding Scene from "Lohengrin" - Kirsten Flagstad as Elisabeth

Panama(1)

Panama(2)

Paraguay

Name is misspelled as "Adolph"

Portugal

Ras al Khaima

Ras al Khaima(2)

Scene from "Lohengrin"

Romania(1)

Dresden Opera House

Romania(2)

Romania(3)

Russia

San Marino

St. Thomas & Prince Islands

St. Thomas & Prince Islands

Wagner, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Berlioz

Tadjikistan

Togo, Republic of

Tongo

Turkey

UDM

Uruguay

Scenes from "Der Ring der Nibelungen"

YAR(Yemen Arab Republic)

Munich National Theater(Opera House)