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Richard Wagner
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Sex:M
Age:69
Birth Date:May 22, 1813
Astrology Sign:Gemini
Chinese Sign: -
Birth Name:Wilhelm Richard Wagner
Birth Place:Leipzig, Germany
Died Date:February 13, 1883
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Occupation:opera composer, wrote music on favourite rug he also used for love

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RICHARD WAGNER
Richard Wagner

Biography:Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 in Leipzig - February 13, 1883 in Venice) was an influential German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas" as he later came to call them). His compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their contrapuntal texture, rich harmonies and orchestration, and elaborate use of leitmotifs: themes associated with specific characters, locales, or plot elements. Wagner's chromatic musical language prefigured later developments in European classical music, including extreme chromaticism and atonality. He transformed musical thought through his idea of Gesamtkunstwerk ("total art-work"), epitomized by his monumental four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (1876). His concept of leitmotif and integrated musical expression was also a strong influence on many 20th century film scores. Wagner was and remains a controversial figure, both for his musical and dramatic innovations, and for his anti-semitic and political opinions.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Tristan and Isolde (2006)
Andy Warhol's Frankenstein (1974)
What's Opera, Doc? (1957)
Triumph des Willens (1935)
L'Âge d'Or (1930)

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Richard Wagner's Personality Tarot Card The Emperor - Personality Card

Birthday: May 22, 1813

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Richard Wagner's Growth Tarot Card The Empress

Birthday: May 22, 2010

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

 

 

 

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